Sightseeing in Almaty - what to see. Complete travel guide
Alma Ata was the capital of Kazakhstan until 1997. This is wonderfully beautiful, hospitable and interesting city. It is also a large scientific and political center. Within latest years the city has become a popular destination among tourists who want to dive into Asian culture. Alma Ata has won the right to be called the cultural capital of the country as here are opened 14 theatres, 2 philharmonics, 7 concert halls, 32 museums, 13 historical ensembles and countless monuments, architectural complexes, cinemas and other cultural places.
1. The locals are very reluctant to drinking alcoholic beverages. Some people do not consume alcohol at all due to religious beliefs. Visitors also should not drink too much alcohol – … Open
The capital of Kazakhstan is rich in interesting sights and entertainment venues, some of which can’t be discovered with a guide. Have you ever visited a day spa in the mountains? The … Open
The town is perfect for outdoor activities, "Medeu" - the highest mountain-based sports complex in the world is located here. It offers visitors one of the world's largest skating rinks suitable for hockey competitions, figure skating and speed skating. This sports complex is open to public every year in the period from 1st of October to 1st of April, and there are excellent conditions for families.
Travelers who dream of vacations in unusual circumstances should pay attention to KumysTau Guest House. It’s situated in a picturesque mountain setting surrounded by ancient forests … Open
In Almaty there is a beautiful zoo, which is loved not only by families with children, but also by adult. It was opened in 1937, and today the zoo is home to over 400 species of animals brought in from different parts of the world. One of the main features of the zoo are predator birds living in it. For them, the conditions created are so favourable, that for many years the birds have breed successfully. This is not something that any zoo’s in Europe have achieved.
Almaty has many nice modern hotels, some of which stand out because of their authentic design. A gorgeous building of unusual shape with a golden facade houses Golden Palace Hotel. The … Open
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Sights around Almaty from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'
SonkelFrom the series “The Highest Mountain Lakes of the Planet”
Check on the map: Distance from Almaty center - 216.8 km.The surroundings of the lake have a rich fauna, more than 50 bird species live on its banks. From the fresh water lake springs the river of the same name, which is fed by the 18 mountain streams. Excursions to the lake are offered in the period from the end of maize to the end of September for the tourists. At other seasons, the mountain lake is covered with ice. Sonkel is as found not only for ecological, but also for ethnographic tourism. Travelers will be able to visit some interesting Kyrgyz villages and get to know the culture of the local population. The old village of Tchaek is the closest to the lake. … Read further
Sightseeing in Kazakhstan: things to seeThe modern capital of the country, Astana, is no less beautiful. The city is home to several important landmarks, such as one of the oldest universities in Kazakhstan, which was named after L. Gumilev. The university is surrounded by a big park, two theatres and several museums. … Open
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