Cholpon-Ata is a resort town in the middle of the northern shore of the Issyk Kul lake at over 1600m of altitude. The city has not much of interest, except for the nearby petroglyphs area and a small museum, but it is popular as a beach resort. At the moment there is a lack of international level hotels and resorts, with most accomodation consisting of relatively basic pensions, hostels and guesthouses. Cholpon-Ata has some beaches which in summer fill up mainly with Russian, Kazakh and Kyrgyz tourists. The Ruh Ordo cultural centre is sort of a museum / theme park, nicely choreographed and dedicated to five religions.

01 Monument 02 Ruh Ordo cultural centre 03 Ruh Ordo cultural centre 04 Ruh Ordo cultural centre
05 Wedding couple 06 Ruh Ordo cultural centre 07 Platform on Issyk Kul lake 08 Ruh Ordo cultural centre
09 Beach 10 Asankaygy statue 11 Kyrgyz men 12 Petroglyphs park 13 Petroglyphs
14 Petroglyphs hunting scene 15 Path to beach 16 Beach 17 Beach
18 Beach 19 Rubber cylinder 20 Pier 21 Beach
22 Beach 23 Beach
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