Iskanderkul lake Panj-Chashma spring, Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Iskanderkul is a mountain lake of glacial origin in Tajikistan’s Sugdh Province. It lies at an altitude of 2195 meters on the northern slopes of the Gissar Range in the Fann Mountains. Triangular in shape it has a surface area of 3.4 kilometres and is up to 72 meters deep. Iskanderkul Lake is quite popular among tourists because of its high scenic value. The lake is not far away from Dushanbe as the distance is only 134 KM. Iskanderkul lake as the name suggests has taken its name from Alexander the Great. The water of the lake remains cool during summers and even if you love swimming you should restrain from swimming here because it is risky as the lake lives with melting glaciers and the glacier is only at a distance of few kilometres. Lake and its surrounding area has been designated as a nature reserve. The habitats in and around lakes are rivers, water meadows, forests, sub alpine meadows and mountains
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