Esik is a city in Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, the administrative center of Enbekshikazakh District. It is located at the Issyk River, on the foot of the Tian Shan, 53 km east of Almaty and 112 km over the mountains from Issyk Kul Lake. It was founded by means of Cossacks in 1858 as stanitsa Nadezhdinskaya. The Issyk kurgan of the famous "Golden Man" is close by. The Issyk kurgan, in south-japanese Kazakhstan, less than 20 km east from the Talgar alluvial fan, near Issyk, is a burial mound found in 1969.
It has a height of six meters and a circumference of sixty meters. The close by Issyk Lake not to be stressed with the tons greater Issyk Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan is on the whole famous for the way it was created due to an ancient herbal landslide damming a valley, destroyed some other herbal landslide destroying that dam in 1963, with a next damage to the metropolis of Esik as nicely, and re-created with human help.