Iskanderkul – Lake Alexander
August 16, 2019
Sunny and Hot
The guidebook says that at midnight, Alexander the Great rides Bucephalus across the inky black lake. (Iskander in Tajik is Alexander. Kul is lake.)
During the day, the Iskanderkul is an intensely bright shade of turquoise.
The outflow maintains the same fluorescent hue as it crashes downstream to form the Iskander Darya and then over a 40m high (131 feet) waterfall.