Medeo is a picturesque valley located 15 km above Almaty. Besides beautiful nature there are some other attractions to see, one of which is the world's largest speed skating rink know as Medeo.
The other one is a dike, which is a fine piece of engineering, created to protect the city from mud floods. The dike's collector has an impressive capacity of 6.000.000 cubic meters of water. And finally, at the end of the gorge there is a ski resort Chimbulak, situated at an altitude of 2.200 meters above sea level. It is one of Central Asia's top skiing spots. The ski season lasts from November to April.