The Issyk-Ata Gorge is known from ancient written sources. The famous Issyk-Ata hot hydrogen sulfide springs, the ancient Buddha image, and many other sights are located here. In the 12th-14th centuries, the gorge was the cradle of Buddhism in the region, whereby now Issyk-Ata is not just a unique monument of nature, but also a place with an amazing history.
The Issyk-Ata resort is the oldest in the Chui Valley and has been operating since 1895. This place has been known for its geothermal activity since ancient times. During the Soviet period, it became one of the most famous resorts in Kyrgyzstan. Hydrogen sulfide water is an excellent cure for treating a wide range of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, the gastrointestinal tract, and many others. On the territory of the resort there are swimming pools with hot mineral water, open all year round.
There are many natural sights in the gorge: 1.5 kilometers from the resort there is a ten-meter waterfall known as Mramorny, one of the most visited places in Issyk-Ata; there are also two other waterfalls Bala-Partak and Jary-Tash. Mount Botvey (Bytyi), at the foot of where the gorge is divided into two parts – the Bytyi and Ayak-Kel. There are many lakes in Issyk-Ata. On the right side of the gorge, called Ayak-Kel, three small lakes are successively located, the largest one is Orto-Kel.
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