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Information About Kazakhstan

The world’s ninth-biggest country is the most economically advanced of the ‘stans’, thanks to its abundant reserves of oil and most other valuable minerals. This means generally better standards of accommodation, restaurants and transport than elsewhere in Central Asia. The biggest city, Almaty, is almost reminiscent of Europe with its leafy avenues, chic Alzhir Museum-Memorial Complex, glossy shopping centres and hedonistic nightlife. The capital Astana, on the windswept northern steppe, has been transformed into a 21st-century showpiece with a profusion of bold futuristic architecture. But it's beyond the cities that you'll find the greatest travel adventures, whether hiking in the high mountains and green valleys of the Tian Shan, searching for wildlife on the lake-dotted steppe, enjoying homespun hospitality in village guesthouses, or jolting across the western deserts to remote underground mosques.

Kazakhstan is the largest country in the world which has no access to the World Ocean; however the territory of Kazakhstan is washed by land-locked seas: the Caspian and Aral ones. The nature of Kazakhstan is beautiful in its own way. It is severe, since the majority of the territory consists of deserts 164,000,000 ha (44%) and semi-deserts (14%). Only 26% of the territory is occupied by steppe zones and 5,5% (21,000,000 ha) by forest ones. There is Sary-Arka – a “yellow steppe” in the central part of the country and the Turgai plateau to the west from it. The territory of Kazakhstan is so vast that it occupies the Urals in the West and the Altai and Tarbagatai in the East. The Ustyurt plateau and the Caspian sea coast are located in the South-West. The eastern part of Kazakhstan reaches the northern Tien-Shan.

The Medeu, is an outdoor speed skating and bandy rink. It is located in a mountain valley (Medeu Valley, or the valley of Malaya Almatinka River) on the south-eastern outskirts of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Medeu sits 1,691 metres above sea level. It consists of 10.5 thousand square meters of ice and utilizes a sophisticated freezing and watering system to ensure the quality of the ice.

The country's new capital has risen fast from the northern steppe and is already a showpiece for 21st-century Kazakhstan. Astana (Астана) is scheduled to go on rising and spreading into a city of over one million people by 2030. Its skyline grows more fantastical by the year as landmark buildings, many of them by leading international architects, sprout along the wide boulevards in a variety of Asian, Western, Soviet and wacky futuristic styles. Several spectacular structures are open to visitors and it's hard not be impressed by the very concept of this 'Singapore of the steppe'.

Though characterised by its bitter, windy winters and hot, dusty summers, Astana is a pleasant city with a young, forward-looking vibe. Kazakhstan's ambitious and talented youth are increasingly drawn here, and if you spend a few days, the capital will really begin to get under your skin, too.

Khan Shatyr (Royal Marquee) is a giant transparent tent currently under construction in Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan. The architectural project was unveiled by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on 9 December 2006.

The 150m-high (500ft) tent has a 200m elliptical base covering 100,000 square meters.Underneath the tent, an area larger than 10 football stadiums, will be an urban-scale internal park, shopping and entertainment venue with squares and cobbled streets, a boating river, shopping centre, minigolf and indoor beach resort. It is being made from ETFE suspended on a network of cables strung from a central spire. The transparent material allows sunlight through which, in conjunction with air heating and cooling systems maintain an internal temperature between 15-30°C in the main space and 19-24°C in the retail units, while outside the temperature varies between -35 to +35°C across the year.

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.

Day 1

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.

Presidential Park

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.

Day 2

You will visit pride of Almaty – ski resort “Shymbulak” and ice skating rink “Medeo”. You will also enjoy a walk around the city.

Medeo

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!

 

Shymbulak

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.

2 DAYS IN ASTANA

This program will give you a good chance to get to know Astana as the country's new capital which risen fast from the northern steppe and is already a showpiece for 21st-century Kazakhstan. Astana is scheduled to go on rising and spreading into a city of over one million people by 2030. Its skyline grows more fantastical by the year as landmark buildings, many of them by leading international architects, sprout along the wide boulevards in a variety of Asian, Western, Soviet and futuristic styles. Several spectacular structures are open to visitors and it's hard not be impressed by the very concept of this 'Singapore of the steppe'.

Day 1

The first day we will start with acquaintance with culture and by visiting museums.

National museum of the republic Kazakhstan

Today, the National Museum of Kazakhstan stores invaluable artifacts that make up its main fund. These are the archaeological finds of several burial mounds (including articles made of gold), the Botay settlement and the ancient cities located on the Kazakh territory. The most amazing exhibit is the "Issyk Golden Man", discovered in 1969- 70. during the excavation of the Issyk mound and known to the whole world today. “Saki warrior in golden clothes” is a real Symbol of Kazakhstan, therefore, his copies and sculptural compositions can be found in different cities of the Republic.

Museum of armed forces

The Military Historical Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan is part of the National Military-Patriotic Center of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In addition to the exposition, there is a concert hall and exhibition space in the building of the former concert hall of the Ministry of Defense, intended for temporary expositions. Here is the headquarters of the ensemble and military orchestra of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

At the entrance to the museum in the atrium draws the attention of the wall, painted from floor to ceiling painting with the image of the troops in different historical periods. Here are the bas-reliefs, telling about the features of equipment, weapons and appearance of nomadic tribes of different eras.

The exhibition includes the following rooms: "Antiquity - XIX century"; “Weapons of the XX - XXI centuries”; "Military history of the XX century"; "The Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan"; "Art".

Restaurant «Arnau»

The culinary concept of the restaurant is high Kazakh national cuisine, refined and home-made delicious. The trendy interior with national motives conquers with its comfort and splendor, and live music with the colorful sound of Kazakh folk instruments creates a special mood.

Palace of Peace and Reconciliation

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation is a symbol of friendship, unity and peace in the land of Kazakhstan. The opening of the Palace of Peace and Accord was held on September 1, 2006. The idea of building in the young capital of the republic a palace in the form of the Pyramid, which would become the venue for the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions and would personify the desire of the young independent state for peace and harmony, belongs to the Head of State N. Nazarbayev.

Day 2

On the second day, we will visit the most popular places of interest, with the help of which you will understand the city.

Bayterek Monument

The Kazakh word “bayterek” translates literally to mean “tall poplar,” as in the tree. That’s what makes Bayterek Tower such a fitting name for a national monument steeped in symbolism and meaning, connecting the old world to the modern in a celebration of progress. The unusual construction of the tower is more than just a unique artistic flourish. The golden sphere that rests atop the many pointed spires of the tower is meant to symbolize an egg nestled amongst tree limbs – a nod to an age-old local folktale about happiness and beginnings, focusing on a bird who laid its egg in the sacred tree of life.

 

Khan Shatyr

The building is a giant tent with a height of 150 m (spire), constructed from a network of steel cables on which a transparent ETFE polymer coating is fixed. Due to its special chemical composition, it protects the interior of the complex from extreme temperature drops and creates a comfortable microclimate inside the complex.

The total area of Khan Shatyr is 127 thousand square meters. In placed retail and entertainment complexes. Supermarket, family park, cafes and restaurants, cinemas, sports halls, water park with artificial beaches and pools with the effect of unrest, office and office space, parking for 700 seats and much more. The main highlight of Khan Shatyr is a beach resort with a tropical climate, plants and temperatures of +35 degrees all year round. The hotel has a heating system that creates a real beach.

Country restaurant "Akbozat"

Recreation area Akbozat in Astana The country restaurant complex "Akbozat" is located in the southeast of the capital ... As soon as the stone mountains of the new buildings run out and there is a clean steppe wind, not far from the highway, you will certainly see a two-story building with a large adjacent territory. Passing by and not noticing is simply impossible! The restaurant resembles a country mansion in the lap of nature: strict forms, wood, stone ... "Akbozat" - the legendary steed from the Kazakh epos - is a symbol of purity and loyalty, strength and joy, youth and health. The image that united the people in the name of loyalty and love. The monumental figure of the legendary mount is installed in front of the restaurant.

Soviet Grain Silo

This rare relic of the 1950s may be gone in a few years' time, banished by the relentless wrecking ball, but for now you can see this enormous, decaying grain silo, inscribed with 'The Virgin Lands have been raised. The heroic deed continues.' It's a remnant of Nikita Khrushchev's ill- advised plans to make Tselinograd the breadbasket of the Soviet Union, in spite of the unsuitability of the local soil for intensive cultivation.