Introduction

This small lakeside village 35km west of Cholpon-Ata has a pretty beach, which is much quieter than the main tourist centres. Tamchy's (Тамчы) appeal to tourists is mostly as a laid-back alternative to Cholpon-Ata, especially handy for a lazy day before or after a flight at the international airport on the outskirts of town. Outside the summer season the whole village is virtually dormant.