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6. Marguzor lake.

Phototours in the Fanny Mountains of Tajikistan.

“Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Sights of Marguzor lakes.

The lake Marguzor is located on 2393 meters above sea level. From West side the river Chorrokha flows into the lake, from East side the second river Tiogly flows into the lake. The river Tiogly flows from the pass Tavasang of 3306 meters above sea level.
The lake is on the southern slope of the Gissar Range in the Fanny Mountains. Territorially the lake is in the Penjikent district of the Sughd region of Tajikistan. Geographical coordinates of the lake Marguzor N39 °08'30,17 "E67 °51'23,39"
Distance from the lake Marguzor to the lake Hurdak 4 kilometers of the heavy mountain road. Length of the lake is 2 kilometers 665 meters, the greatest width is 793 meters. Water transparent and very cold. On the west bank of the lake Marguzor the small kishlak Salmarguzor is located.
From East side the high, Rocky Mountains the Ruta are located. In a northern part of the lake, ashore, the small guest house is located. On East side of the lake Marguzor two small kishlaks of Tiogly and Panch are located.
The lake Marguzor is formed as a result earthquake, the highway runs on the right coast. The legend of the lake Marguzor tells that Allah directed the servants to arrange well the earth, because of a flood of Marguzor lakes they could not come to this gorge to plant trees on its slopes a juniper and fruit trees.
Therefore, saplings of trees were planted in the neighboring gorge Sarymat whose slopes strike with abundance of fruit trees. Inhabitants of the most top kishlak of Tiogly are still forced to go through the pass Tavasang to the gorge Sarymat behind firewood.

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Authority and photos
Alexander Petrov.