- Chui region
- Issyk-Ata gorge
Issyk-Ata gorge, located 78 kilometers from Bishkek, is unique with its geothermal and mineral waters. At this place a health resort has been built, for many years people have been using local sources for the prevention and treatment of various diseases. Even in ancient times, people knew about the properties of medicinal sources, this is proved by the image of the Buddha-healer, imprinted on a stone, dated, presumably, by the period of the II-VII centuries. Issyk-Ata gorge is located between the high mountains surrounding it from all directions, which pass into alpine meadows from over 2500 meters. The whole gorge is decorated with many mountain streams, there are several small waterfalls. Since the USSR, the gorge is in great demand among tourists, travelers and those who love nature.