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The Kaindy flowing lake is located on the northern slope of the Kungey Alatau mountains, in the bed of the river of the same name at an altitude of 1867 meters above sea level among a dense coniferous forest, 11.4 kilometers east of Lake Kolsai, 10.5 kilometers (in a straight line) from the village Saty in the Raimbek district in the southeast of the Almaty region.
The length of the lake from the southwest to the northeast is 485 meters, the greatest width in the central part is 114 meters, and the depth is up to 30 meters. The eastern shores of the lake are steep, the western shore is gentle, in the southern part of the lake at the mouth of the Kaindy River there is a small bay.
Translated from the Kazakh language, Kaindy means “Birch”. This name was given to the lake because of a large birch grove, once planted by people five kilometers from it. Kaindy is a young lake, it was formed in the XX century, in 1973 during the Zhalanash earthquake, as a result of a mountain collapse.
A powerful landslide came down from the slope in the northeastern side of the lake and thus blocked the river, as a result a lake was formed. Landslide traces are still clearly visible. The water flooded the resulting hollow, the spruce growing at the bottom of the pit turned out to be flooded, their dry trunks rise above the surface of the cold lake, giving it an amazing and unique look.
The water in the lake is very cold, which is why the needles of the trees are well preserved and can be clearly seen through the transparent surface of the water. All this mystical splendor of the lake cannot be conveyed in words, you must definitely go there and see everything with your own eyes.
If you climb the crest of the ridge, you can see the panorama of the Kungey Alatau: sharp peaks of fir trees and distant mountain peaks. From the crest of the ridge, amazing views of the Kaindy, Saty gorges and the Chilik river valley open.
It is not difficult to get to the lake. You need to drive to the village of Zhalanash, located 250 kilometers east of Almaty, after turning right at the road sign "Saty", "Lake Kolsay", 1.5 kilometers before the bridge over the Charyn River.
Then, before reaching the village of Saty, about 555 meters away, before descending to the village, in the area of ​​mazars, turn left in a southern direction along a country road that rises sharply upward. This road leads to the lake itself, the lake is located on the territory of the forestry enterprise, there is a barrier at the forester's house.
Geographic coordinates of Lake Kaindy: N42 ° 59'04.53 "E78 ° 27'56.24"

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Alexander Petrov.