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Tian Shan Mountains Surrounding Western Shores of Lake Issyk Kul

42.3N 77.2E

October 9th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Kyrgyzstan - September 7th, 2009

Kyrgyzstan - September 7th, 2009

The rugged Tian Shan Mountains surround the endorheic lake Issyk Kul in eastern Kyrgyzstan. They are one of the longest mountain ranges in Central Asia, stretching some 2,800 kilometres (1,700 mi) eastward from Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

In this orthorectified image, the Teskey Ala-Too Range dominates the lake’s southern shore, whie the Kyungey Ala-Too Range runs parallel to the north shore.

The peaks of these ranges are usually snow-capped; however, Issyk Kul never freezes, hence its name, which means “warm lake” in the Kyrgyz language.

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