The nature of Kazakhstan is quite impressive with the legendary Burabay in Kokshetau region, the majestic Sharyn Canyon and even alpine meadows. In addition to it this picturesque country has not only significant architectural items, but entire cities, which are world known due to the international events, that took place here.
Almaty, which used to be the former capital of Kazakhstan, is located at the Trans-Ili Alatau Mountains. The most impressive part of the city is definitely the combination of original architectural ensembles of both traditional style and modern styles. The city is surrounded by a list of interesting places, such as Medeo and Shimbulak. While both of them are just the best valleys ever, Medeo is also an ideal place for skating.
The modern part of Almaty is now considered to be a significant cultural and scientific center. Still here you will find most of the universities of the country, the Academy of Sciences, the National Theatre. By the way, this is here, where the Asian Winter Games were held in 2011. This amazing city is so large, that it even has 2 airports, a bus station and two train stations.
At the moment the capital of the country is Astana. This is a city, which is being constantly built and rebuilt. It’s a quiet large city with around 200 square mete km area. Some call this city to be a symbol of joining east and west. Around 71 countries took part in the creation of the capital, 135 factories and 432 develops were involved in with their great projects. This included even major and outstanding companies from Europe – France, Switzerland and Italy.
The capital can be truly called a place, where you can have a look at various architectural buildings, without doubting that they do truly look ideal together. One of the investors in the style of the city is Foster. He’s known for a large list of interesting creations in London, as well as the largest airport in China.
The local life of the city is no different from any other major capitals in the world. During the day you will be able to have a look at the numerous cultural buildings, have a city tour, go shopping in a list of malls or simply go visiting the museums, learning more about the country. You should also have a look at the city at night – beautiful lighting of buildings, new street lighting, magnificent fountains on the Ishim River, Quay – all features of the current Astana. The capital is the pride of Kazakhstan, the best proof for the possibilities of unification of the national state and international creativity.
Aktau is the beach city for those visitors, who are able to get here in the season in between May and September. The tourism infrastructure of the country is currently based on this city, as a destination of entertainment and fun. The shopping opportunities of the city are still on their way to the development.
One of the most historical cities of the country is surely Baikonur. This is the place, which is known as a star city. It was here, where the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin started his long journey to the space. Baikonur city is situated on the right bank of the Syr Darya. Borovoye is a beautiful nature oasis, the main part of which is Lake Borovoe. The place is sometimes called to be the Switzerland of the country. This is not just a resort where you can relax, but get a total authentic pleasure.
Shymkent is another old city in Kazakhstan. The city is dated back to 2nd century BC. It used to be a city of interest; this is why it was built in the intersection of the caravan routes of the Silk Road.