Among the coniferous forest, in one of the Kungei Alatau gorges, Kaindy Lake is located. In the turquoise waters of this lake, the tops of Tianshan fir trees have frozen like pillars — they are more than a hundred years old.
The lake was formed as a result of an earthquake, which happened in 1911 in the mountains near the Kolsai lakes. As a result of the earthquake, a mountain collapse occurred that blocked the Kaindy River. Water streams poured into the grove and flooded the hollow between the mountains.
After more than 100 years, the flooded fir trees did not disappear - this underwater grove was preserved thanks to the cold water. Even in summer, at an air temperature of +23 degrees, the water temperature in the lake reaches only +6 degrees.
But despite the cold water, Kaindy Lake is popular among diving enthusiasts. In the warm season, when the blue the sky is reflected in the lake as if in a mirror, the crystal waters of the lake become emerald green. Even from the shore, you can see the trunks of fir trees and coniferous branches, entwined with mud.
Kaindy Lake is located at an altitude of about 1,700 meters above sea level and is surrounded by a coniferous forest grown on steep slopes. It is so quiet and serene here, as if time has stopped.