Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Astana
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Astana with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Astana area
This Astana map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Astana and surroundings
Nature and parks of Kazakhstan
The Altyn-Emel National Park is a no less interesting place to visit. This park is located in the valley of the Ili River. In this park, visitors can see several absolutely different terrains – mountains, desert, and crushed stones. Truly Martian landscape of the Ak-Tau mountain range amazes generations of travelers that visit the park. Bright colors, bold yellow and orange hues make the scenery look completely alien. No wonder why UNESCO plans to add the Altyn-Emel National Park to the list of protected sites. It is also important to mention one more unusual phenomenon – the singing barchan (sand dune). Because of an unusual wind direction, the barchan makes a strange noise. There are many legends connected with this fact.