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The Lake Kaindy is an idyllic mountain lake in the Kazakhstan part of Mountains Tien Shan, near the largest city of the country, Almaty. The lake has been created after an earthquake in 1911 which has caused a large landslide, having actually created a natural dam. Subsequently rain water has filled the valley and has created the lake.
The lake is famous for the number of the dead and the clarified fir-trees which are sticking out of water which have been flooded at formation of the lake. Trees together with improbable turquoise water of the lake create incredibly picturesque show.
Underwater photos even more embarrassingly as trees don't decay and create surrealistic visions of the underwater wood.
Surprisingly, but on the lake there aren't enough visitors, partly because the Lake Kaindy is in a shadow of the better known Big Almaty lake and Kolsaysky lakes, all from which are nearby, but it is much easier to reach them from Almaty. Thus, despite the proximity to the city with the population more than one million people, the lake keep the quiet atmosphere.
The Lake Kaindy is located in one of gorges Kungey Alatau to the east from Kolsaysky lakes and the city of Almaty.