Alakol Lake is attracting more tourists

Alakol Lake is attracting more tourists. The number of people visiting the unique salt lake is growing every year. This year, more than one million tourists have visited the shore of the lake since the beginning of summer. The tourists enjoys the pure water of Alakol and its unique healing properties.

SHARBAT OSPANOVA, DOCTOR:

- The water consists of chlorine, bromine and radon that have a healing effect on skin and are beneficial in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Infrastructure is actively being developed in the region. Based on President Nazarbayev’s instruction, the Alakol Lake should become one of the most visited locations in Kazakhstan. To date, there are about 200 hotels, sanatoriums and recreational centers here. The Government is set to provide transport accessibility with the completion of the new highway construction by 2020.

GALYMURAT ZHUKEL, SPOKESPERSON, GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF ALMATY REGION:

- We have identified the contractors. The highway is divided into two sections. The contracting companies are responsible to complete the project. The construction will start after undergoing government assessment. Construction will take two years.

For the convenience of tourists, an airport was opened in Usharal and new railway routes are built. The tourism destination has great potential. Experts said up to two million visitors can visit Alakol per season.