KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 2 (ON OUR WAY TO THE HOT SPRINGS OF ALTYN-ARASHAN – 2nd STOP)

by Antonio Gil October. 07, 2016 1491 views


The road gets even worse

A bit shaken

First view of the valley

♫♫ VIEW | ALTYN-ARASHAN ♫♫

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Altyn Arashan (Golden Spa) is a valley and mountain resort near Karakol and Issyk Kul Lake, northeastern Kyrgyzstan. It is a hot spring development set in an alpine valley, containing the 5020 metre Pik Palatka in its southern part. It is said to "include three groups of nitric thermals springs on the right side of the Arashan River, 20 km southeast of Karakol mountain, situated in a picturesque forest landscape at an altitude of 2350-2435metres." The resort has numerous wooden sheds which contain hot sulfurous pools to cure various ailments. The resort is set in a botanical research area called the Arashan State Nature Reserve which has about 20 snow leopards ands everal bears.

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Sara G 4 years, 6 months ago

Indescribable beauty! Wonderful colors, superior photography, Antonio.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sara G 4 years, 6 months ago

Much obliged for such a kind comment Sara.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 4 years, 6 months ago

What no BEER.............another great bumpy set of shots........................................

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Gillian Parsons 4 years, 6 months ago

Fresh water was available everywhere :-))

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 4 years, 6 months ago

I'll bet you poor old skeleton was ready for a cool beer and a long soak in the healing hot springs!
At my age, I can enjoy these much more, vicariously, thru your lens, than actually being there myself!Thanks for sharing your exciting adventure w/us!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years, 6 months ago

You bet I was but when we get there - no beer, the healing hot springs was a laughing matter, as you will see further on, but the view was worth it. :-))

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years, 6 months ago

Oh well, one out of three ain't too bad (((grin)))
I'll look forward to the next episode!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 4 years, 6 months ago

#3 Gorgeous landscape !

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tomie Poodle 4 years, 6 months ago

It was a relief to the eyes, and also to to our backs :-)

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 6 months ago

# 3 to my favs.
I have not tried this type of painting yet, But I intend to give it a go.
The first photo is terrifying especially in that bone shaker!
I guess very little suspension ...

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 6 months ago

No suspension at all. :-) I was deeply honored if you started to paint landscapes using mine as inspiration. But there are so many more to come until the end of this trip Mx.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years, 6 months ago

I am in the same position, but I couldn't miss out my expo and birthday!
I shall be painting my Christmas cards first. Mxx

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
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