Kyrgyzstan officially the Kyrgyz Republic is a country in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, bordering Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The lakes, rivers, and waterfalls of Kyrgyzstan frost the already beautiful mountain landscape like exquisite pieces of jewelry decorating various regions. You might be thinking "well, if I visit one or two, that'll give me a good enough idea what they're all like." You'd be surprised.
The number of lakes on the territory of Kyrgyzstan runs to 1923. The origin of the lakes is different tectonic lakes , erosion lakes, glaciation lakes and karstric lakes. Some lakes reach the size of small seas but some are not even mapped because of their tiny size. The beauty of many lakes is so unusual and marvelous, that local people living there from ancient times invented many legends about their origins. The exceptions are large lakes in holes of tectonic origin. The three biggest lakes in Kyrgyzstan are Issyk-Kul, Son-Kul and Chatyr-Kul formed exactly by tectonic processes.
Water is a defining feature of Kyrgyzstan. In winter it freezes on glaciers and buries the land deep in snow. In summer it melts into cascading streams, tumbling waterfalls and ferocious torrents which carve their way through jagged cliffs and rocky gorges.