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Lac Aydarkoul

Lac Aydarkoul (Uzbekistan)

Practical information on Lac Aydarkoul

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Countryside
  • Desert
  • Lake
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A 3 hour drive from Tashkent
When to go
From May through October
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Lac Aydarkoul

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
271 written opinions

An artificial lake created unintentionally, Aydarkul is the second largest body of water in the region.

My suggestion:
Less than 1000 people live around the lake, which has no towns or villages in its vicinity, ensuring perfect silence, but also a total absence of civilization.
My review

Its history dates back to the 1960s, when the Communist regime built a dam on the Syr Darya River. Heavy flooding and mismanagement of the crisis have seen the dam waters seeping into the surrounding curved plains, creating Aydarkul Lake, the second largest lake in the region after the Aral Sea.

Knowing the history of how the lake was created artificially, it seemed astonishing to me to find a beautiful, natural setting, with nice sandy beaches, many fish, and a very diverse flora and fauna, making Aydarkul Lake a privileged place to spend a few days at the edge of the water during the sweltering heat. An interesting resort area stop in the heart of Uzbekistan, this large landlocked country without direct access to the sea.

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