Ara-Kol reservoir

The reservoir is located in the flood plain of Chu River behind Kochkor village. The length of the reservoir is 18 kilometers; the volume of water is 4,700 million cubic meters.


The reservoir completely freezes in winter and beautiful bizarre patterns appear on its surface. Thousands of tourists come here for clean air and incredible photos.The thickness of the ice on the reservoir is 50-60 centimeters, which makes walking on the lake safe.

You can skate and fish through an ice fishing hole on the surface of the frozen reservoir.

Lake fishing

If you are a thrill-seeker, you can ride a horse or drive a car on the ice.

The ice on Ara-Kol is compared with the ice of Baikal Lake. It shimmers, changing color fromemerald to deep blue.


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