Space vacation near Ust-Kamenogorsk

Would you like to swim in a lake formed by a meteorite fall? Get a huge energy and enjoy nature. Then you need to go from Ust-Kamenogorsk to the Siberian lake Shalkar.

This is where the municipal beach was built two years ago. Residents and visitors like it so much, so that it became one of the favorite places of rest of East Kazakhstan. On hot days, it's crowded.

Scientists believe that the Sibinsky lakes were formed from the fall of a giant meteorite. Under the ground the interstellar vagabond was split into five parts. Reservoirs are connected to each other by underground paths. The water level is nourished due to streams issuing from springs. Water is considered to be perfectly clean and useful for the skin and joints.

It is featured with children's and sports grounds. You can play volleyball or rock your biceps on the gym. You will be offered a delicious meal in the Yurt town. Fishing enthusiasts can rent a boat or catamaran. The lake has a lot of bursch, perch, pike.

A bus runs from the sports Palace to the lake. The fare is 850 tenge. Swimming and being on the beach is absolutely free. A special "froghouse" with warm water is fenced for kids.

Lake Shalkar is considered one of the closest points from Ust-Kamenogorsk, where you can relax with the whole family. The distance is only 60 kilometers. All comfortable conditions are created here for those who want to escape from the city bustle. In addition, you will be surrounded by pristine nature with granite rocks, clean water and healing air.

Author: Dmitry Krukovich
Photo: Yermek Imangazinov