Aydarkul Lake

Aydar Kul Lake is located in the sandy Kyzyl Kum Desert between the ancient Silk Road Cities of Bukhara and Samarkand. Kyzyl Kum means "Red Sands" and these sand dunes and oases straddle the three borders of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. Aydarkul Lake is one of the favorite destinations where you can stay in a traditional desert dwellings called yurts, these are round tent -like structures that are colorfully decorated with traditional textiles or felt. You enjoy fresh kumis, a traditional Central Asia drink made from horse milk and ride on the two-humped Bactrian camel. Visitors swim in the crystal clear lake or just enjoy the most amazing photography of the sunset then enjoy the folk music around the fire. Adventurest travelers can also visit Sarmishsai Gorges to explore ancient Nurata city of Navoi or enjoy spectacular bird watching.