About 15km west of Karakol the coastal road turns left into the Jeti Oguz (Oghuz or Ögüz) valley south of the Issyk Kul lake. After another 15km the road reaches a picturesque valley at about 2000m of altitude, with an alpine-like scenery and stunning red sandstone rock formations. One of these is the Broken Heart rock, which hasically resembles a heart with a cleft in the middle. Behind this rock formation there is a small settlement with some buildings and some farm houses. In the background there is an impressive red rock formation called the Sevel Bulls. On a clear day this looks very photogenic, with the green meadows and the blue sky. This rock formation is a well-known landmark in Kyrgyzstan. From this point it's likely possible to proceed further south for treks into the Terskey Alatau mountain range.
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