Land and Resources, Rivers and Lakes of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan contains an extensive network of rivers and several large lakes. Many of Kazakhstans rivers drain within the republic, although the Ishim, Irtysh, and Tobol rivers flow north into Russia and eventually drain into the Arctic Ocean. Due to dry weather conditions, the riverbeds of most of the republics small and medium-sized rivers remain dry for much of the year.

Regional drinks in Kazakhstan

Kazakh tea or chai is very popular and there are national cafes called Chai-Khana (tea-rooms) where visitors may sip this Kazakh speciality. It is drunk very strong with cream.

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