Lake Balkhash

One of the largest lakes in Kazakhstan - Balkhash - belongs to the category of half-freshwater, as its eastern part is filled with saline waters, and the other is completely fresh. It is surrounded by very picturesque and quite harsh places: the desert Betpak- dala, the Chu- Ili massifs and the southern Taukum sands. The climate within the lake area is dry, so summer is always hot here, and there is almost no rainfall, which gives great opportunities for quality holidays on the coast of Balkhash.