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How to spend top weekend in Astana - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

The New Astana Music Hall Sunny Astana may surprise not only with abundance of futuristic buildings and sultry weather, but also with lots of informal landmarks that will themselves become unforgettable adventures. If you're going to walk along the left bank of the Ishim River, be sure to look for the Monument which draws girl. This modern landmark isn’t mentioned in classical guidebooks, but is very popular among fans of contemporary art and young tourists who come to the pier to take pictures with a bronze artist. The monument owes its popularity to the fact that there is an easel with a piece of chalk, so anyone can write a message. An easel is never empty, it’s full of love expressions and autographs of tourists.
It won’t be difficult to choose the best hotel for couples in Astana. Unique romantic atmosphere attracts couples to O Azamat hotel. Its rooms are designed in different styles, so … Open
If you’re passionate in chess, then you have to include a visit to Square players in your excursion plan. That’s a fairly large lovely square surrounded by landscaped decorations. Tile on the square is laid to resemble a chessboard complemented with large chess pieces. All comers can play on this unusual chess board, and if the playing field would be busy, you can sit on a nearest bench and watch the game.
Hikers in Astana will be able to visit a lot of picturesque gardens and parks. To make a walk were even more interesting, you can go in search of turtles. Of course, you won’t be able to find wild turtles in the city, but a couple of nice bronze figures will be waiting for you. It’s worth to search for them in KMG Park. A sculpture is fairly small; it’s installed on the ground, in the grass. If the lawn grows high, then turtles will be almost unnoted, so be attentive while looking for them. Copyright
The Keruen center applies for a rank the most fabulous and luxury shopping mall in Astana. It is located in the very heart of the city. Keruen caters to all age groups. Ladies will enjoy a … Open
There is a suitable resting place for romantic couples in Astana. That’s a picturesque Lovers park. This miniature modern park was founded relatively recently, and therefore it wasn’t included in popular guidebooks and unjustly remains outside the attention of many tourists. The main feature of the park is a variety of themed sculptures. In warmer months, this place is decorated with romantic landscape compositions. It would be hard to find a better site for a romantic evening rendezvous or a photo shoot.
Humanities University, Astana An alternative romantic place is, perhaps, Fountain of Love on the picturesque square at Hanshatyr shopping mall. This attraction is known literally to all the tourists, so the square in front of the shopping center is never empty. Not everyone knows that these places are transformed at sunset. The facade of this large shopping center building is lined with mirror tiles, so the last rays of the sun make it literally burning with fire. A fountain also looks great at sunset, so you can make a lot of unique memorable photos.
Astana is a wonderful eastern city and a center of cultural, state and social life of Kazakhstan. Year after year Astana becomes more popular and attractive for tourists, because here you … Open
Spectacular modern skyscrapers with glazed facades are hallmarks of Astana. Experienced tourists prefer to admire them not only during the daytime, but at night. At sunset, many of the buildings look different, and it would be interesting for everyone to see this fabulous transformation.
Astanas Pyramid Another great way to see the other side of the city is to ride a pleasure boat along Ishim River. Boats depart from the waterfront every day, so all guests will have an opportunity to participate in water excursions or enjoy a romantic activity for a few hours.
In Astana, recreation with children can be diversified by visiting interesting entertainment centers. The shopping and entertainment complex “Khan Shatyr” is very popular among family … Open

Horse Riding

If you want to feel like a nomad, take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, forget about the problems and look at the surroundings of the capital of Kazakhstan during your stay in Astana, then go on a trip on horseback. Several equestrian clubs operate here. You can visit, for example, "Pegasus" and "Tulpar". You can arrange a horse riding tour along the route you choose at one of them. The trip lasts 60 minutes. Its price is 3 thousand KZT.
New Mosque Near Our House in Astana If you do not know how to ride, then an experienced instructor will teach you how to stay in the saddle and give recommendations for riding the horse. He will accompany you during the trip. You will have the opportunity to breathe fresh air, enjoy the splendor of nature, recharge with positive energy from communicating with a graceful horse and even get the opportunity to do a photo-shoot.
In accordance with an old tradition, each meal is started with airan or kumiss. These drinks are not only delicious but also very good for health. Tea is a no less popular drink here. In … Open

Adventure on the Roof of a High-Rise

If you want to admire Astana from a great height, it is better to do it from the roof of a skyscraper. However, there are no buildings equipped with an observation deck in the Kazakhstan capital. So you will have to solve the problem of getting access to the roof. If your relatives or acquaintances do not live in Astana, then finding access to the roof will be an adventure. You will be able to admire the panorama of the city when you climb to the roof of the high-rise. You will feel an increase in the level of adrenaline in your blood, realizing at what height you are. Don't forget to be careful and stay as far away from the edge of the roof as possible.
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Jump on a Climbing Rope

If you decide to diversify your relaxing holiday in the capital of Kazakhstan with extreme entertainment, the local team of mountaineering enthusiasts will be happy to offer you to make a jump. You will be able to jump from an object having a height of 45 meters. The climbing rope will hold you down. You will not have a special suit equipped with wings or a parachute. You need to wear sportswear and comfortable shoes. The instructor will watch you during such unusual entertainment. You will forget about gravity for a few minutes jumping from a high building. You will definitely want to repeat the jump after you first jump from a high building and feel the delight.
Astana has become the capital of Kazakhstan relatively not long ago – the event took place in 1997. Since that time, The Capital Day, which falls on July 6, has become one of the most … Open

Visit the Quest

You can take part in a quest in reality in Astana. You need to contact the company that organizes such entertainment. The approximate cost of 1 quest is from 2 thousand to 4 thousand KZT. You will be offered several themes, from which you choose one you like. Think about what you will like more: to feel like a hostage of a psychiatric clinic, to become a victim of a maniac, to climb into a hut located in the wilderness.
Astana @ night Realistic entourage of the room will make you believe that everything is happening for real regardless of what option you choose. You will become a member of a team consisting of 2-6 players. The team will be in a closed room. You will need logical thinking, mathematical knowledge and speed of reaction to find a way out of the room in 60 minutes.
In Astana, visitors will find dozens of different landmarks – historical places of interest and modern architecture iconic places, cultural venues and theatres, museums and beautiful … Open
You will be able to test your mental abilities and nerve strength, as well as get a vivid unforgettable experience. All participants will feel a tense but exciting atmosphere while searching for the key to the locked door. You and other players will have to work together to solve different puzzles, riddles and look for clues. You will feel incredible relief when the whole team will leave the room.

Unforgettable Flights

If you dream to fly, you can contact one of the companies providing such a service in Astana. Flying for a quarter of an hour at an altitude of 1 kilometer from the ground will cost $70. An experienced instructor will accompany you. Thus you will be able to concentrate on your feelings and enjoy the voyage through the air. You also have the opportunity to fly over the water in the capital of Kazakhstan. The FlySurf flying machine will lift you above the water surface of the pond, equipped with a beach, to a height of 25 meters. The air trip will cost $30 and lasts 15 minutes.
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Notable celebrations and festivals in Kazakhstan

There are more holidays that are popular in Kazakhstan. For example, March 8 is the International Woman’s Day. This is the official day off. Initially, the holiday appeared as the day of solidarity of all women fighting for their rights and emancipation. However, nowadays when women are not as much discriminated on the basis of the gender as in the past, March 8 has become the holiday of the fair sex. May 7 is the Defender of the Fatherland Day, so everyone congratulates men on this day. May 9 is the Victory Day. The capital city, Nur-Sultan, celebrates its birthday on July 6. In Kazakhstan, Christmas is usually celebrated in accordance with the Orthodox Christian calendar only – on January 7. Catholic Christmas on December 25 is not a holiday and is a usual workday. … Open
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