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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  • The view really took us 1 and a half to say it took us two hours to climb but it was really worth my tiredness, someone who loves nature is not getting to experience incredible happiness here, just think twice if the condition is not good to climb the hill really It's been a rough time.
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  • Spots to see in the national park. Singing dunes: Small desert mountain in the middle of other mountains. Sliding here you can here the sound of drums. 700 year old willow tree Aktau and Katatau mount...  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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