There are almost 2000 lakes in Kyrgyzstan; between its multitudes of lakes and rivers, it’s certainly the lushest of all the Central Asian countries. The lakes, rivers, and waterfalls of Kyrgyzstan frost the already beautiful mountain landscape like exquisite pieces of jewelry decorating various regions. You might be thinking “well, if I visit one or two, that’ll give me a good enough idea what they’re all like.” You’d be surprised.
What makes the alpine lakes of Kyrgyzstan so distinctive is that yes, while they’re all lakes, each one displays its splendor and personality differently. Here’s a list of what I think are the 5 most beautiful lakes in Kyrgyzstan: Chatyr-Kul Lake, Sary-Chelek Lake, Issyk-Kul Lake, Kel-Suu Lake, and Son-Kul Lake.