2 DAYS PROGRAM IN ALMATY
This program will give you a good chance to get to know Almaty as a cultural and art center, multicultural city and a beautiful place at the foot of the mountains. During these two days you could also try both national food and Georgian, Korean, Russian, Chinese, European. You will also visit great places around the city.
We start by visiting museums, art galleries and having a walk through the historical center of the city. And also visit historical parks.
Museum of Folk Instruments of Kazakhstan
The Republican Museum of Folk Instruments, opened in 1980, is one of the few such in the world The oldest museum in Almaty. Located in a cozy place near the park and the Ascension Cathedral and the Eternal Flame. Very iconic place. The museum is located in a wooden building with beautiful architecture. The museum presents folk musical instruments of the Kazakh people. Very interestin exposure. Worth to visit.
23,000 units. The museum regularly hosts exhibitions of contemporary avant-garde and classical artists from around the world. The kasteyevka allows the visitor to get acquainted both with the richest Kazakh national culture, to experience it through art objects, and with the art of the countries of near and far abroad.
Between visiting sightseeings you should try traditional Kazakh dishes
Tandoor restaurant attracts with its national color identical to the Kazakh traditions and culture. In warm weather, you can enjoy a hearty dinner on the summer terrace overlooking the mountains, and in the cooler time of the year - enjoy the hospitality in the walls of the Tandyr restaurant. In addition to the juicy beshbarmak, you will find many traditional Kazakh dishes in the menu.
Park Of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen
The park is located in east-central Almaty in the area surrounding Zenkov Cathedral. It is dedicated to and named after the Panfilov Heroes, 28 soldiers of an Almaty infantry unit who died fighting Nazi German invaders outside of Moscow in World War II. The group takes its name from Ivan Panfilov, the General commanding the 316th division which, in spite of heavy casualties, believed at that time managed to significantly delay the Germans' advance on the capital, buying time for the defenders of the city. An eternal flame commemorating the fallen of the Russian Civil War and the Great Patriotic War burns in front of the giant black monument of soldiers from all 15 Soviet republics.
The park named after the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan is 12,000 trees, among which 3,000 are only conifers. At the entrance to the park visitors are greeted by an arcade of decorative columns. Entering the park, the first thing you notice is the huge fountain complex. With the onset of summer nights, the fountains become "singing." A little further in the park you can find monuments, fragrant pink flower beds, themed corners and viewing platforms, from where an incredible view of the city opens. The park often hosts apple festivals and fairs.
You will visit pride of Almaty – ski resort “Shymbulak” and ice skating rink “Medeo”. You will also enjoy a walk around the city.
The ice skating rink Medeo, located at an altitude of 1691.2 meters above sea level, is the business card of Almaty. It was erected in 1972. In the summer, various music festivals, prizes and flash mobs are held at the rink. A dam was also built here to protect the city from mudflows forming on the tops of the Western Tien Shan. It is difficult to find Almaty, who has not been here at least once in his life. In winter or summer - it does not matter, this place has magic at any time of the year. There is also a “ladder of health” consisting of 842 steps. Climb and look around: amazing very close!
In the ski resort Shymbulak can be interesting to spend time not only in winter but also in summer. It is located just above the Medeo rink. It also has a cable car that leads directly to the peaks of the Tien Shan mountains. The rise does not occur immediately, but in three steps, so it is better to buy tickets in advance for all three lifts, if you want to get to the very top. It is necessary to take care of warm clothes in advance, since even in summer the temperature at the highest point is about 10-12 degrees. The second and third sections are called Kombi-1 and Kombi-2. A trip on the cable car will give you a lot of beautiful landscapes and opportunities for good photographs, in the booth there are open vents - take.
Zheti Kazyna - an ideal place to explore the Kazakh cuisine. Traditional Kazakh decoration of the restaurant and a wide selection of national dishes are ideal for special occasions. Be sure to try the horse delicacies, lamb kuyrdak and fish besh.
Kok-Tyube - a mountain located in close proximity to the city of Almaty. Height - 1130 m above sea level. It is possible to climb Kok-Tube both along a winding road and on the “cable car”. The cable car originates from the square near the Palace of the Republic (Dostyk Ave., corner of Abay Ave.). It was built in 1967. The cable car stretches over a part of the old town, which is built up with private houses, which is called “compote”. This area is named because of the name of its streets: Yablochnaya, Pear, Vishnevaya, etc. The length of the cable car is 1,727 m, the journey time is 6 minutes, during which you can watch the life of the city. Below are green gardens, private houses, and beyond them endless urban skyscrapers. The upper station is located in the Kok-Tyube park.
Arbat Street or the Zhybek Zholy Street is Almaty’s main shopping street which is spread from Abylaikhan Avenue to Furmanov Street and is best explored on foot. While walking down, one can see the diversity of shopping in the area. While the street boasts of high branded shops like Mango and Zara, you can also find small and quaint shops. This pedestrian shopping street is famous for having the TSUM Shop which is a cross between a department store and a bazaar and is mostly used by the local residents to fulfil their daily needs. And while walking if you want to relax, look no further because this street has all sorts of cafes and restaurants, from high dining to local food, you name it and this street has it. To make it more beautiful, Arbat street is lined up with fountains and live sculptures and sculpture exposition. Local artists sell their masterpieces here which you can adorn on your walls. Add a little zing to it and you have live street musicians performing, dancing and people participating in impromptu flash mobs. Truly Arbat is one place which is always live and bubbling with life. So, go, enjoy and have fun.