Continent Kazakhstan


Why Travel Kazakhstan?


Kazakhstan is a Central Asian country and a former Soviet republic, which extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains at its eastern border with China and Russia. Its largest metropolis, Almaty, is a long-standing trading hub whose landmarks include Ascension Cathedral, a tsarist-era Russian Orthodox church, and the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, displaying thousands of Kazak artifacts.


There are only 8 countries larger in size than a transcontinental Kazakhstan in territory. In each of 86 cities of the country there are many monumental and wonderful places that attract attention of travelers. Each of 14 regions has a unique beautiful of nature.


One of the youngest capital cities of the world Astana is a “must visit” of Kazakhstan. The city of the third millennia Astana was built by the best architects of the world. You will get a breathtaking panoramic view of the city from the viewpoint of Bayterek monument which is the symbol of not only Astana but the whole country. Next, head to Almaty—a city of modern architecture, wide streets, cool fountains, parks and squares and spectacular mountain views. Attractions in the city include the Panfilov Park, which is dominated by one of the world's tallest wooden buildings, and the Zenkov Cathedral.


Other archaeological sites include Karkarala Oasis, the Bayan-Aul National Park and Baikonur Cosmodrome. For those who love hiking and trekking, the country's rugged landscape and incredible mountain ranges, offer great mountain climbing and trekking. For mountain and lake admirers, visit the Tien Shan Mountains with Pobeda Peak and Khan-Tengri Peak, the huge Inylchek Glacier and the beautiful Mertzbakher Lake.


All the regional centres boast sport complexes, swimming pools and training halls. Rafting and canoeing can be easily arranged through local travel agents. The Ili river between Lake Qapshaghay and Lake Balhash is a good place for this.


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