Altyn-Emel National Park

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

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Steppe in Altyn-Emel National Park

Altyn-Emel National Park is a national park in Kazakhstan. It was created in 1996.[1] The park covers about 4600 square kilometers between the Ili River and the Ak-Tau mountain range, near Lake Kapchagai, and consists mostly of desert and rocky terrain.[2]

Local attractions include the singing sand, a large dune which is famous for the noises it produces (1.5 km length and 150m height),[3] Aktau canyon [4] and Katutau volcanic mountains.[5]


  1. State National Natural Park "Altyn-Emel" UNESCO
  2. Altyn-Emel National Park Bird Life International
  3. Singing Dune STeK
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