Lake Kaindy

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Lake Kaindy
Қайыңды көлі
Kaindy lake south-east Kazakhstan.jpg
Lake Kaindy is located in Kazakhstan
Lake Kaindy
Lake Kaindy
Location in Kazakhstan
Coordinates 42°59′15″N 78°27′50″E / 42.98750001°N 78.4638888989°E / 42.98750001; 78.4638888989Coordinates: 42°59′15″N 78°27′50″E / 42.98750001°N 78.4638888989°E / 42.98750001; 78.4638888989
Basin countries Kazakhstan
Max. length 400 m (1,300 ft)
Max. depth 30 m (98 ft)
Surface elevation 2,000 m (6,600 ft)

Lake Kaindy (Kazakh: Қайыңды көлі, Qayıñdı köli), meaning the "birch tree lake"—is a 400-meter-long (1,300 ft) lake in Kazakhstan that reaches depths near 30 meters (98 ft) in some areas. It is located 129 kilometers (80 mi) east-southeast of the city of Almaty and is 2,000 meters (6,600 ft) above sea level.

The lake was created as the result of an enormous limestone landslide, triggered by the 1911 Kebin earthquake.[1] The track to Lake Kaindy has many scenic views to the Saty Gorge, the Chilik Valley, and the Kaindy Gorge. Dried-out trunks of submerged Picea schrenkiana trees rise above the surface.


  1. ^ "The Sunken Forest of Lake Kaindy". Retrieved 2013-07-14.