Cholpon-Ata - Main resort center of the Issyk-Kul
Cholpon-Ata is located 70 km to the East from the town of Balykchy along the northern shore of the Issyk-Kul Lake. It is the main resort center of the Issyk-Kul region. One can enjoy a mud cure at one of the many number of spas and health-resorts here.
Not far from the center of the city, on the way to the airport, there is an open museum of rock paintings. During Soviet times, Cholpon-Ata was famous for its stud farm, where a new breed of horses («Novokyrgyzskay») was raised. Poplars and other plants surround the central road running through the city. This is the famous Rappoport Alley, named after its founder and the director of the stud farm.