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Iskanderkul lake
Published: 19 may 2014

The Iskanderkul lake is situated in the Fann Mountains, in the separated mountain region, which is located in the North of Tajikistan, between the Gissar and Zeravshan ranges of the Pamir-Alay, at an altitude of 2200 meters.As the legends tell, the Iskanderkul lake got its name in honor of Alexander the Great, who in the East was known as Iskander Zulkarnay (two-horned Iskander). The word “Kul” means “lake”, hence “Iskanderkul” appeared.  Alexander of Macedon supposedly was here on his way from Central Asia to India.There are two legends about appearing this lake. The first legend tells that during the Indian march Alexander the Great came across the settlement, which didn’t want to give up. Then he ordered to direct the riverbeds on this settlement and to drown it. As a result the lake appeared.Another legend is more poetic. It tells that d...

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