Located at an altitude of 1,607 meters, this lake stretches to a length of 182 kilometers. Widely known as "The Pearl of Central Asia", the color of the lake changes from green to blue-ish turquoise, as per the positioning of the sun and the time of the day. Over a period of time, this lake - probably the most attractive tourist spots of the country - has become quite popular among foreign and local tourists alike. It also offers plenty of water sports for tourists - ranging from Jet Skiing to Banana Tube Boat Ride. One can stay at beautiful villas, which can be booked only through local travel agencies in Bishkek.