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Whirlpool on Aksu river near Sarlybai bridge.

Sights of buffer zone of Aksu-Zhabagly reserve.

"When you travel, the main thing is not to forget that the point is in the journey itself, and not at the end of it. If you rush too much, you will miss the purpose for which you are traveling."

F. Lamennais.

Trip to whirlpool on Aksu river from Almaty.

Video-film of whirlpool on Aksu river.

The whirlpool on the Aksu river near the Sarlybaya bridge is located at an altitude of 1259 meters above sea level in the southeastern part of the Mashat tau mountains, in the eastern buffer zone of the Aksu-Zhabagly reserve, 1.8 kilometers north and slightly west of the village of Kostobe, 7.1 km east and slightly north of the village of Khankaryk, 13.4 km southwest of the village of Irsu (formerly Raevka) in the Tolebi district in the southeastern part of the Turkestan region.
A local resident Sarlybay in ancient times built a bridge in the place where the walls of the canyon most closely contact each other. The bridge is used to drive livestock from the nearby villages of Kostobe, Karatobe, Zhenimbota and Khanaryk to more fertile distant pastures in the interfluve of the sources of the Mashat, Irsu and Aksu rivers.
Aksu canyon is one of the most picturesque places of the Aksu-Zhabagly reserve, its buffer zone and which stretches westward to the village of Sarkyram. The descent to the whirlpool from the right bank is quite steep, there are steep banks everywhere.
The left side of the river consists of an ancient three-stage conglomerate terrace. Near the bridge there is a famous whirlpool, which forms a circular movement in the surface layer of water formed as a result of channel flows and the confluence of two currents when water flows around the coastal ledges and with a sharp expansion of the channel.
Geographic coordinates of Sarlybaya bridge and whirlpool on Aksu river: N42 ° 19'28.32 "E70 ° 13'38.91"

Authority and photos:
Alexander Petrov.

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Ruslan Karataev, "Ruslan" tourist center.