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Active vacation in Kazakhstan - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

In Kazakhstan, travelers can visit an absolutely unique place – famous Baikonur Cosmodrome. All tourists have an opportunity to book tours to see the launch of both manned and unmanned spacecraft. As a rule, such tours last three days. Needless to say that this is a one-of-a-kind experience! Tourists can explore the cosmodrome itself, the Gagarin’s Start, several museums, and houses of astronauts. Visitors can enter Soyuz and Proton complexes, Proton and Energiya testing grounds. In short, you will not see anything like this anywhere else in the world! Tourists need to take into consideration that they need a Russian passport or visa, as well as a special pass, to visit Baikonur. It is a good idea to do all the paperwork in advance because requirements are strict for tourists who want to visit the cosmodrome during the spacecraft launch days.
Traveling in Kazakhstan is generally not very budget friendly. As a rule, upscale tourists visit this country, and this is the reason why there are so …
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If you visit Kazakhstan not in summer, you will have an opportunity to attend a giant ice skating rink that is located in the Medeu Sports Complex in the mountains. It is located not far from Nur-Sultan at a height of 1,700 meters above sea level. Medeu is safely protected from runoff waters by a special dam built yet in the previous century. Medeu regularly hosts ice skating, hockey, and figure skating competitions. However, visitors do not need to be professionals to try their skills on the ice skating rink. They simply need to know how to skate or wish to learn it.
It is always interesting to visit a zoo. Don’t say that this is entertainment for kids! The Nur-Sultan Zoo was founded yet in the 30s of the previous century. It is a well-kept and large zoo that both adults and children will be excited to visit. The zoo is conventionally divided into several zones – areas with predators, monkeys, hoofed animals, predatory birds, and tropical birds; an aquarium and exotarrium. The zoo has become home to more than five hundred species of animals, including rare and endangered ones. The zoo is not only entertainment – the staff tries hard to maintain and breed the population of endangered species. Copyright
Both famous, widely adopted holidays and special national celebrations are popular in Kazakhstan. However, even the holidays, which many of us have …
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Travelers, who are still not convinced about visiting the zoo, need to hear about just some species that live there and understand the size and scale of this venue. So, it is possible to see elephants, giraffes, zebras, several species of antelopes, deer, goats, apes, and bears. Wild cats are also represented by a family of gracious animals, including the lion, several species of the leopard, black panther, jaguar, puma, serval, and lynx. It may take too long to name all birds that live in the zoo, so better visit it and see yourself. The loud birds’ singing is comparable to wild jungles. In the adjacent areas, visitors can see turtles, lizards, water dragons, chameleons, and various snakes.
Another view of Downtown Astana For many, the circus is another typical entertainment for children. However, travelers of all ages will find it interesting to visit the circus in Nur-Sultan! Firstly, the design of the building is very eye-catching. It is somewhat reminiscent of flying soccer. Secondly, this circus is dedicated to mysterious roots and children’s fantasies about guests from the outer space. More than 300 artists work in the capital’s circus, but not only Kazakh circus actors perform here – shows by internationally famous circus groups are not rare in Nur-Sultan. Acrobats, trained wild animals, funny clowns, illusionists, dancers – not only kids but also adults will be excited to see these energetic performances.
The nature of Kazakhstan is charming and diverse. The country has clean lakes, sandy barchans, mountain sceneries, and fast rivers in emerald valleys. …
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Does an idea of tranquil relaxation sound more appealing? If so, a visit to such place as a golf club might be the right choice. Nurtau is a popular golf club that is open not far from the capital. This is a luxurious club, so it has everything needed for a comfortable stay – pristine nature with lakes and canals, excellent restaurants, golf gear rental, and individual coach services. Tourists can stay in this area a little longer because the golf club is a part of a sanatorium.
Astana panorama Vacationers primarily interested in nighttime entertainment will not feel disappointed in Kazakhstan. If you prefer to sleep during the daytime and go out at night, consider visiting Karaganda. Surprisingly, clubs in this city have the highest rank in Kazakhstan. For example, Plyaskin Nightclub is open on Friday and Saturday. Quality sound and lighting are not the only advantages of the club. Plyaskin regularly welcomes star guests who have worldwide recognition. Travelers, who are not very interested in DJ music and neon lights and prefer live music instead, will find it interesting to visit Svintsoviy Dirizhable (Pewter Dirigible). This club is also open in Karaganda.
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Unique attractions in Kazakhstan


From the series “Amazing Land Areas Below the Sea Level”
In Kazakhstan there is also a valley worth seeing for the curious tourist. The depth of Karagije Valley is 132 meters, it is located in the southwestern part of the country, on the territory of the Mangyschlaks peninsula. Karagije is one of the deepest dry valleys of Asia. Its steep peculiarities are the steep slopes. The name of the valley is formed by connecting two Turkic words - 'Kara' ('black') and 'Kija' ('steep slope'). The sink also has another unofficial name - 'Batyr', which is translated as 'fighter'.

Karagije Valley has not only the steep slopes, but also quite regular oval shape. Its length is about 85 km, and the latitude - 25 km. According to one of the versions, the valley has formed as a result of the karst and lowering processes, which lasted for thousands of years … Read all

Charyn Canyon

From the series “The Deepest Canyons on the Planet”
Charyn Canyon is situated in Charyn National Park in Kazakhstan. The length of the gorge is 154 kilometers, and its depth varies from 150 to 300 meters. Despite the relatively modest scale, the number of attractions and unique features of the canyon is simply amazing. The must see place of the excursion program is Valley castles. It is an area where amazing natural formations are concentrated. The most famous is the rock shaped like a castle tower. Many pleasant surprises are waiting for nature lovers, as there are more than 1,500 plants, about 80 species of animals and over 100 species of birds in the canyon. It should be noted that many forms of local flora and fauna are listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan.

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New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Kazakhstan

Almaty is a wonderful choice for fans of eco-tourism as there are located hundreds of tourist trails close to the city. Fans of walks should definitely visit Ile-Alatau State National Park. Its total square exceeds 200 thousand hectares. The territory of the reserve is home to about a thousand of different plants. The number of different species of fauna exceeds a thousand and a half. Many mammals and birds that live on the reserve are listed as endangered. Almaty Nature Reserve is a no less … Read more
Tourists with children will find it interesting to visit the circus. The unusual building in the shape of a flying soccer was empty for a long time. Several years ago, a circus was open in it on the Independence Day. Quickly, it has won the love of both locals and guests of Astana. In addition to entertaining performances, the building of the circus is a landmark itself. The unusual shape and creative design of interiors deserve the highest praise. Every year, new shopping complexes and … Read more

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