SAYRAM

LAKE

 

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West of Urumqi, in the Tian Shan mountains, is the huge lake of Sayram. Also called Sailimu Hu by the Kazakh riders and shepherds living in the area, its size and turquoise waters are a true sight in the landscape. As the Kazakhstan border is quite close, there are many Kazakh yurts and tents that outline part of the lake's banks, where goats, sheep, horses and even camels graze during the summer months.