Kel-Suu Lake is located in the Naryn province, in Kakshaal-Too range of Inner Tien-Shan, located at an altitude of 3400 meters above sea level. It is quite close to the Chinese border. Surrounded by high rocky cliffs, the lake formed because of large rock fall that blocked the narrow channel of the river. Kel-Suu stretches for more than 12 km and is 2 km wide. The depth varies, depending on the season of the year - reaching the maximum depth towards the end of summer because of the melting snow and ice in the mountains. The water in the lake is fresh and exhibits a greenish color. One can experience the lake in its full beauty by going for a ride on a motorboat.
The lake Son-Kol is located in the southwestern part of the Naryn province, within a basin between the Son-Kol-Too and Moldo-Too mountain ridges, at an altitude of 3016 meters. It is the second largest lake, after Issyk-Kul, with a surface area of 278 sq.km; length is 29 km and width is 18 km and a depth of 14 meters. Mountain streams are flow from mountain hollows, ridges and peaks into Song-Kol, where the Son-Kol River originates; it flows into the Naryn River. The spacious meadows around the lake have been using as summer pastures by nomadic shepherds since the ancient times. Shepherds drive their cattle here during the summer months.
Eki Naryn Valley
Eki Naryn Valley is located 45 km from the city Naryn, at an altitude of 2000 meters. The large and small tributaries of the Naryn River are joint here, giving it the name that means 'two Naryns.' This area characterized by meadows, pastures and pine forests. Located within the territory of the Naryn State Reserve, it is also the habitat of bears, wild boars, mountain goats and snow leopards.
The first reservoir built in Kyrgyzstan in 1956, Orto-Tokoy, is located in Kochkor district in the Naryn province on the Chu River, at an altitude of 1700 meters. The length of the reservoir is 18 km, width 3-5 km, depth 47 meters, total surface area about 24 sq. km. and volume more than 4.7 billion m3 . The purpose of reservoir construction was the melioration of agricultural lands in Kyrgyzstan (86,000 hectares) and Kazakhstan (34,000 hectares).
The historical caravan-saray Tash-Rabat (caravan-saray (Persian کاروانسرای - "Kārvān-Sarā", the palace on the trade route, the rest house). A large public building in the Near and Middle East and Central Asia, in cities, on roads and in uninhabited places, serving as shelter and stop place for travelers, usually for trade caravans) is located 110 km from Naryn city, in the gorge of Kara-Koyun at an altitude of 3200 m. This architectural monument of the 15th century is on the Great Silk Road. In the Middle Ages Tash-Rabat was a haven for traders and travelers along the road, connecting the Fergana and Chui valleys with Kashgar.
The lake Chatyr-Kol is located between the At-Bashy and Torugart-Too ranges, and situated at an altitude of 3530 meters above sea level. The dimensions of the lake are as follows: length - 23 km, width - 11 km, surface area - 170.62 sq.km, depth - 20 meters. The water surface covered with about a meter thick layer of ice in winter. In the spring, the lake filled with streams of mountain rivers, which flow down from the glaciers. The southeastern shore of the lake is swampy, while the northern shore is rocky. The shore of Chatyr-Kol is a habitat of various species of animals and birds: wild ducks, mountain geese, snow leopards, marmots and (Capra ibex) ibexes. The lake is a part of the Karatal-Japyryk State Reserve.
Ak-Sai is a broad alpine valley located in the border area between At-Bashy and Torugart, situated at an altitude of 2900-3800 meters, in inner Tien-Shan. Ak-Sai valley surrounded by mountains, 3900-5000 meters high, covered with glaciers. Sub-alpine semi-deserts (up to 3100-3600 meters), alpine meadows, tundra in some areas (3600-3900 meters), and nival-glacial zone (above 3900 meters) are typical to the valley. The vegetation consists of short, thick grass that covers numerous swamps and lakes at moderate altitudes. Marco Polo sheep and alpine ibex are famous inhabitants of the valley.
Naryn State Reserve
Naryn State Reserve is located in the eastern part of the Naryn province. Its territory begins at the source of the Naryn River and covers a hillside forest of Naryn-Too mountain range. The total area of the reserve is about 24.969 hectares, aside from the nearby 53.388 hectares of land that is also under environmental protection. The primary task of the reserve is protection and conservation of region’s flora and fauna. It is home to 1870 plant and 50 animal species. The most commonly found plants are spruce, rowan (mountain ash), willow, juniper, (Rosa) brier and currants. Deer, mountain goats, mountain sheep, bears, wolves, snow leopards, lynxes, and martens are just some of the animals protected by the reserve. In the reserve different animals are met - (Cervus elaphus) maral or red deer, (Ovis ammon) argali, roe deer, bear, wolf, snow leopard, lynx, marten and many other.