Beach resort in Kygryzstan
All Kyrgyzstanis are proud of the wonderful lake Issyk-Kul. Tourists who visit our country, certainly want to see this lake. The blue bowl of the lake is visible from afar. The water in it is surprisingly transparent. Picturesque looks blue lake, lying under the blue sky among the surrounding mountains, decorated with snow-white caps of glaciers. It is impossible to tear your eyes from the enchanting beauty of the lake.
The shore is littered with soft sand, which heats up in summer and so tempts to lie on it. When you walk barefoot, your legs are as if roasted, the sand is so hot. The water in the lake is clear and salty, like a tear. In the winter Issyk-Kul does not freeze, therefore, according to some, they call the lake "hot." In reality, however, this is not the case. In ancient times, the word "ysyk" in Turkic meant - holy. For Kyrgyz, Issyk-Kul is a sacred lake. Therefore, our ancestors and called it so.
People say that in the place of Issyk-Kul, thousands of years ago there was a city. Evidence of this is the ruins of the urban settlement found on the lake bottom. We can assume that for many centuries, rivers and rivers rippled into one whole, and a huge lake was formed. The origin of the lake is spoken in many legends. Here's one of them.
In ancient times there was a big city on the place of the lake, and a wise girl lived there, beauty exceeding the moon and the sun. This girl was fond of two jigits - Ulan and Santash. Because of the girl they decided to fight to the death. And both died. "I am to blame for the death of the jigits," the girl accused herself and bitterly wept both day and night. That's when the lake Issyk-Kul was formed from its tears. And Ulan and Santash turned into winds and to this day continue to fight with each other. The water in the lake became as clear and salty as the girl's tears. Indeed, there are two winds on Issyk-Kul: one blows from the west and is called "Ulan", the other - from the east - "Santash". These two headwinds, as if actually fighting each other, confirming the legend.