MINSK, June 7 (Xinhua) -- The Belarusian lake Naroch became the third most popular summer resort of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, the analytics agency TurStat said Thursday.
The top five of CIS resorts are Burabai (Borovoye) in Kazakhstan, Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, Lake Naroch in Belarus, Bilgah beaches on the Caspian Sea coast in Azerbaijan and Lake Sevan in Armenia.
The rating of CIS resorts is based on the analysis of the attendance of resorts by Russian tourists.
According to TurStat, Russian tourists go to CIS resorts to vacation for a period of seven to 14 days, and the daily vacation cost ranges from 50 U.S. dollars to 100 dollars.
Bligah beaches on the Caspian Sea are the most expensive resort, costing 100 dollars per day, and the cheapest is Issyk Kul, costing 50 dollars. The travel budget for holidays at Lake Naroch is estimated 75 dollars per day, TurStat said.
The Naroch Lake area is a unique natural treasure and the largest resort region of Belarus. Picturesque sceneries, clear lakes and rivers and healing mineral springs attract visitors from all over the world.