Issykata gorge located 77 km from Bishkek is famous for its mineral geothermal springs. The famous resort is situated here, where the healing power of water is used to treat a number of different diseases. This power was even learnt by ancient people. This fact is proved by the image of Buddha-healer carved in stone, dating back to the period of 2nd -7th centuries.
The gorge is surrounded by mountains, which becoming higher, turn into a zone of beautiful green alpine meadows. The bottom of the gorge is cut up by riverbeds of mountain streams. You can also see several small waterfalls there.