Very beautiful and very dangerous places on the planet

Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan

This is not the usual fish, the water temperature at any time of the year is very low, and the lake shallower not even in a drought – is enough to get the nickname “dead”.




Lake Kaindy, 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. 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.