30 Reasons to Visit Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, a Central Asian country and former Soviet republic, extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains at its eastern border with China and Russia. Here are 30 reasons to visit Kazakhstan.

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    Rediscover Loneliness

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    It’s the Perfect Place for a Detox

    Kazakhstan’s simplicity and its lack of development make it the perfect destination to detox from modern life. Junk food is non-existent outside the big cities.

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    Revel in Unspoiled Natural Beauty

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    It Has an Epic History

    As befits a country that has been inhabited since Neolithic times,

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    The Food is Hearty

    The country’s cuisine may suffer from a lack of variety, but it’s robust and hearty; perfect for anyone wanting to get in touch with the inner caveman.

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    Enjoy Kazakh Hospitality

    Like in most nomadic cultures, hospitality is an important part of Kazakh culture. As soon as you enter a Kazakh yurt, you are shown to the tor, a place of honor for guests.

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    Astana - a flourishing city in the steppe

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    State National Natural Park Altyn-Emel

    Altyn-Emel is a unique natural complex, which includes archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, rare and endangered species of plants and animals.

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    Kolsai Lakes

    Considered among Kazakhstan’s most beautiful attractions, these three alpine lakes are located a two-hour rough ride from Altyn Emel National Park, and stand 2,000 meters above sea level.

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    Ascension Cathedral, Almaty

    The Ascension Cathedral, also known as Zenkov Cathedral,is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located in Panfilov Park in Almaty.

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    Source: www.fisu.net

    The Medeu, or Medeo, is an outdoor speed skating and bandy rink. It is located in a mountain valley on the south-eastern outskirts of Almaty. Medeu sits 1,691 metres above sea level, making it the highest skating rink in the world.

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    Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center

    Khan Shatyr is a giant transparent tent in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Built in a distinctively neofuturist style, the architectural project was unveiled by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on December 9, 2006.

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    A tourist attraction popular with foreign visitors and native Kazakhs alike, it is emblematic of the city, which became capital of the country in 1997.

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    Palace of Peace and Reconciliation

    Source: cnn.com

    The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, also translated as the Pyramid of Peace and Accord, is a 77 m high building in Astana.

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    Nur-Astana Mosque

    It is the second largest mosque in Kazakhstan and in Central Asia.

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    Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

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    Central State Museum of Kazakhstan

    The Central State Museum of Kazakhstan is the largest museum in Almaty, and one of the largest museums in Central Asia. When first established in 1931, the museum was located in the Almaty Cathedral.

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    Almaty Tower

    Source: wikimedia.org

    The Almaty Television Tower, or simply Almaty Tower, is a 371.5-metre-high steel television tower built between 1975 and 1983 in Almaty.

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    Duman Center

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    Museum of the presidential center of culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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    Heide Museum of Modern Art

    Source: asemus.museum
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    Turkestan is an ancient city, one of the oldest cities in the world, as well as a sacred place, a place of worship and pilgrimage for Muslims.

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    Source: goista.com

    The resort is only 25 kilometers away from the bright and sunny city of Almaty. Ski base attracts tourists nearby countries. Warm but not hot weather in summer and moderate cold in winter, creating favorable conditions for the sport the whole family.

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    One of the deepest places in the world, Karagiye Depression, has depth of 133m and is known as a place of special manifestations of nature.

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    The Trans-Ili Alatau

    The mild climate of the Trans-Ili Alatau and moderate temperatures in winter and summer create ideal conditions for practicing mountaineering sports.

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    Aksu-Dzhabagly - the first nature reserve established in the territory of Kazakhstan during the time of the Soviet Union.

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    It’s The Perfect Time

    Central Asia is slowly starting to become noticed by travellers. Little Kyrgyzstan has already eased visa restrictions and has set up homestay and adventure programs, making it fairly simple for you to visit and experience the country.

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    The Adventure

    Horse-trekking, camping, helicopter rides, road trips through the mountains and hiking over high passes are just some of the adventures waiting for you in Central Asia.

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    Source: eurasia.travel

    arkaraly - a place where the imaginary and real interwoven in such a way impossible that all mingled into a single entity, a single story.

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