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Address: Sailimu Lake, Within Bole, Bole 833400, China
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Stay with Kazakh Nomads

We went in beginning of July and stayed overnight with Kazakh Nomads in their authentic yurt after negotiating a price of 120rmb including a horse ride. The lake and grassland... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 June 2016
Channing L
Vancouver, Canada
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Urumqi, China
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159 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Sayram lake is a beautiful place. Make sure to bring your passport as you may need it for security or checking into a place to stay. It's beautiful!

Thank EastMeetsWeston
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We went in beginning of July and stayed overnight with Kazakh Nomads in their authentic yurt after negotiating a price of 120rmb including a horse ride. The lake and grassland was beautiful but too bad it is next to the highway. (But this made it accessible to us). At night they ask if we would join for dinner with the... More 

Thank Channing L
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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86 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

the color of the water on the huge lake is the reflection of the sky and snow. Sayram lake is one of the beautiful lake at Xinjiang. Kazakhstan residents discript the lake as the drop of tear from their god. you can enjoy riding horse together with kazakhstan residents with just 10 RMB per ride for 20 minutes. the entry... More 

Thank louise l
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

great place. teeming with bird life. camping a couple of nights would do this place justice. need your own 4WD. our last stop: Nalati our next stop: Kanas

Thank T L
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

I have been to make mountainous lakes around the world, including some nameless but scenic lakes in Switzerland and Bolivia. However this one is absolutely the one with most beautiful views. I would like to camp for couple more days with my peers along the silent riverside. Actually sayram=Sailimu(pinyin), and the most suitable time for it is in May to... More 

2 Thank liu b
Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

I have been to many lakes in this world including Hallstatt & Interlaken. Sayram lake is one of the most beautiful I have seen. Setting above 2,000m above sea levels, there is no entrance fee and you can walk in freely. The lake totally reflects the colour of the sky. We went in early July and the weather is 15-18... More 

1 Thank Lavendar_1107
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went there with our car/camper. The lake is very beautiful and very clean. The entrance ticket was 70rmb per person and no extra fee for the car. We were suprised to find not a single annoying souvenier shops, no walkways for tourists and such as we were used to from other tourist places. All there is,... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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110 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

We did a quick half day trip from Yining airport on G30 through the wild fruit valley (Guozi Gou) to the lake (Salimu, in pinyin). Super highway with some astounding bridgeworks which accounts for the loop you see on the map, but we saw very little of the wild fruit trees. The photos on the web are amazing, and put... More 

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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140 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2011

I visited the lake on 22 May 2011 and the view was stunning just before the weather started to change and suddenly met with a heavy snow storm. Its always advisable to visit the lake in July and August as the weather is better and you can observe the blooming flowers surronding the lake.

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