Iskanderkul mountain lake of glacial origin in Tajikistan's Sughd Province.

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Measuring around 4km in length, this stunning lake (2195m), high in the Fan Mountains, is a spectacle not to be missed. Willows, feathery tamarisk and mulberry dress the edges of the shore, and at certain times of the day, the water appears milky white, at others a deep turquoise. The view from the water changes this chameleon of a lake into yet another hue.

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