Jeti-Ögüz resort

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This article is about the resort. For other uses, see Jeti-Oguz.
Jeti-Ögüz resort
Жети-Өгүз (курорт)
village
A view of Jeti-Ögüz rock formation that includes one of the buildings of the health resort (right)
A view of Jeti-Ögüz rock formation that includes one of the buildings of the health resort (right)
Jeti-Ögüz resort is located in Kyrgyzstan
Jeti-Ögüz resort
Jeti-Ögüz resort
Coordinates: 42°19′50″N 78°14′23″E / 42.33056°N 78.23972°E / 42.33056; 78.23972Coordinates: 42°19′50″N 78°14′23″E / 42.33056°N 78.23972°E / 42.33056; 78.23972
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Issyk-Kul Region
District Jeti-Ögüz District
Population (2009)
 • Total 250
Seven Bulls rock formation near Jeti-Ögüz
Broken Heart rock
A waterfall in a gully in the mountains surrounding Jeti-Ögüz, frozen in the late fall

Jeti-Ögüz (Kyrgyz: Жети-өгүз, seven bulls) is a balneotherapic resort and located at the north slope of Teskey Ala-Too mountain range near Issyk Kul in the Jeti-Ögüz District of Issyk-Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan, about 28 km west of Karakol, and near Jeti Ögüz village.[1] Its population was 250 in 2009.[2]

In the mountains surrounding Jeti-Ögüz, with visible pine-tree plantations

History[edit]

The thermal springs of Jeti-Ögüz were known to local inhabitants since antiquity. The place became known to Europe after 1856 when Semenov-Tian-Shanskii first visited it. Since 1965 the resort operates year-round. In 1991, an important meeting between Boris Yeltsin and Askar Akayev took place in Jeti-Ögüz.

Places of interest[edit]

This resort is a common destination of interest for citizens of Kyrgyzstan, as well as a popular destination for tourists to Kyrgyzstan. The Jeti-Ögüz Rocks are located in vicinity of the resort. From the resort, with a hike or ride on horse-back of several hours, one may reach a waterfall located in a gully, as well as a pine-tree plantation. This is a popular trek for tourists and visitors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Иссык-Куль. Нарын:Энциклопедия [Issyk-Kul. Naryn:Encyclopeda] (in Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Soviet Encyclopedia. 1991. p. 510. ISBN 5-89750-009-6. 
  2. ^ "2009 population census of the Kyrgyz Republic: Issyk-Kul Region" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 2017-01-04.