Cholpon-Ata is a resort town in the middle of the northern shore of the Issyk Kul lake at over 1600m of altitude. The city has not much of interest, except for the nearby petroglyphs area and a small museum, but it is popular as a beach resort. At the moment there is a lack of international level hotels and resorts, with most accomodation consisting of relatively basic pensions, hostels and guesthouses. Cholpon-Ata has some beaches which in summer fill up mainly with Russian, Kazakh and Kyrgyz tourists. The Ruh Ordo cultural centre is sort of a museum / theme park, nicely choreographed and dedicated to five religions.
01 Monument 02 Ruh Ordo cultural centre 03 Ruh Ordo cultural centre
04 Ruh Ordo cultural centre 05 Wedding couple
06 Ruh Ordo cultural centre 07 Platform on Issyk Kul lake 08 Ruh Ordo cultural centre
09 Beach 10 Asankaygy statue 11 Kyrgyz men 12 Petroglyphs park
13 Petroglyphs 14 Petroglyphs hunting scene 15 Path to beach 16 Beach
17 Beach 18 Beach 19 Rubber cylinder
20 Pier 21 Beach 22 Beach
23 Beach
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