Altyn Emel National Park, Almaty Region

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Altyn-Emel National Park is a national park in Kazakhstan. It was created in 1996. The park covers about 4600 square kilometers between the Ili River and the Ak-Tau mountain range, near Lake Kapchagai, and consists mostly of desert and rocky terrain.
Local attractions include the singing sand, a large dune which is famous for the noises it produces (1.5 km length and 150m height), Aktau canyon and Katutau volcanic mountains.
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  • ltyn-Emel is a national natural park located in the Ili river valley in the Kazakhstan territory. The Park was founded on 10 April 1996 with the purpose to preserve a unique natural complex, archeolog...  more »
  • I among many others is a typical backpacker who likes to do things without expensive tours. I visited Altyn-Emel for one night and then Kolsoi lakes for two nights. This is what I found out about Alty...  more »
  • Amazing place - Singing Dunes and the White Mountains are a "must see" - worth the 4 hour drive from Almaty. Keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife.
  • Amazing natural park with many different horizon and nature to discover! You do not need a guide to do it and it is very cheap. Everything can be done in one day (if you have a good car and know how to drive😅)
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