Karakol

Karakol

Located at the eastern tip of Lake Issyk-Kul, the city of Karakol was founded late in the 19th century as a Russian military outpost and grew as a refuge for Chinese Muslims fleeing persecution in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many buildings here are constructed in a Chinese style from wood and without metal nails, yet other architectural styles can be found here, including a lovely Russian Orthodox Church.

PUBLISHED: July 18, 2013