Altyn-Emel National Park

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Altyn-Emel National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Altynemel dune.jpg
Singing Sand Dune in Altyn-Emel National Park
Map showing the location of Altyn-Emel National Park
Map showing the location of Altyn-Emel National Park
Location Almaty Region Kazakhstan
Coordinates 44°20′0″N 78°26′0″E / 44.33333°N 78.43333°E / 44.33333; 78.43333Coordinates: 44°20′0″N 78°26′0″E / 44.33333°N 78.43333°E / 44.33333; 78.43333
Area 460 000
Established April 10, 1996
Steppe in Altyn-Emel National Park

Altyn-Emel National Park is a national park in Kazakhstan. It was created in 1996.[1] 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.[2]

Local attractions include the singing sand, a large dune which is famous for the noises it produces (1.5 km length and 150m height),[3] Aktau canyon [4] and Katutau volcanic mountains.[5]

Altyn Emel - Aktau

References[edit]

  1. ^ State National Natural Park "Altyn-Emel" UNESCO
  2. ^ Altyn-Emel National Park Bird Life International
  3. ^ Singing Dune STeK
  4. ^ "Разноцветные горы Актау: красочные ландшафты Казахстана". Travel.ru. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  5. ^ "Paleokazakhstan - Катутау". paleokazakhstan.info. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 

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