Astana Blue lagoon

Blue lagoon Lake

Kazakhstan has its own Blue Lagoon, however, apart from the one in Iceland, this lake is not suitable for swimming. This blueish colored lake is located three kilometers north from Astana, not far from the highway to Kokshetau. The lake has recently become a popular place for photo sessions among the locals. Dozens of younger residents of Asatna come to this lake to take pictures and to share on their social media the beauty of the azure water of the lake.

Astana Blue lagoon photoshoot

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According to local media, the first to discover this unusual place was a model called Dinagul Tasova from Astana, who did a photo session here. She posted the location on Instagram inviting followers to swim for free and enjoy the beautiful landscape. However, experts from the Department of Ecology in Astana, announced that that the water might be unsafe to swim in due to the fact that for a long time, waste was deposited here from a factory for the production of silicate bricks. Nevertheless, for photos the location is amazing. 

You can visit the area for a rare picture with a beautiful background but just do not go into the water. From Astana the round trip takes around 1 hour by car and another 1 hour exploring around and taking pictures. Not far away, in the surrounding steppes you can also observe some herds of wild horses. 

Visit Kazakhstan Blue lagoon

Certainly by own car or taxi is the best way to get there. By car driving there take about 20 to 30 minutes, if you taking a taxi it is recommended to use the gas station of  Severnaya Obezdnaya 49. Use the map 2GIS it’s more precise compare to google maps. By public transport, you can take buses 39, 307, 317 to reach the bus station called Alai Bazar. From this stop take a Severnaya Obueszdnaya street and continue on for 4 km.

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Page updated 27.5.2023

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