One of nature's marvels, the Charyn Canyon is over 56 miles (90 km) in length with beauty and majesty reminiscent of the US Grand Canyon. Located only 2 hours from Almaty, it is easy to visit.
Experience stunning unspoiled natural beauty and tranquility here. Even the wild animals do not fear humans.
The Dzungarian Gate, the most popular area in this region for visitors, is a mountain pass between Birliktau and Militau, and formerly part of the great Silk Road trading route.
Have you ever heard sand dunes sing?
This truly amazing site, sight and sound occurs when winds blow over the ridges of the sand dunes when they are dry, causing the sand to shift and make a unique type of sound. They are located north-east of Almaty, in the country's largeset national park, Altyn-Emel.
The capital of Kazakhstan moved to the north not so long ago – just in 1997. But during this time Astana has turned into the progressive heart of the republic – here at every step you can see high-tech structures that boggle the imagination with a monumental scope and bizarre design. However, the Kazakhstan capital surprises not only with its unusual architecture, but also with natural sights, which are many in the vicinity of Astana.
What to see in the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan?
Traveling through Astana will easily send you to the future 50-100 years ahead on arrival in the city: here you will be met by a state-of-the-art airport, which is considered to be one of the most comfortable air ports of the Eurasian continent.
Fancy buildings of cosmic forms are located almost in all corners of the Kazakh capital. It will just suffice to mention, for example, the Kazakh National University of Arts, which is built in the form of a cone with a beveled top.
The Central Concert Hall "Kazakhstan" is also built in a unique architectural style: it simultaneously resembles a traditional Kazakh yurt and a light sailboat.
The famous Water-green Boulevard, located in the heart of the administrative center of the Kazakh capital, is a must visit in Astana. Here you can see the main symbol of the Baiterek city, and an unusual sculptural composition from giant rings, decorated with traditional Kazakh paintings and telling the history of the republic.
What to see in the vicinity of Astana?
The nature of Kazakhstan is magnificent and diverse: here the mountains are suddenly replaced by plains, riddled with ravines and rivulets, and the heights by deep gorges where picturesque lakes are hidden.
In the vicinity of the Kazakh capital, you can see three natural wonders at once: Kokchetav (Kokshetau) upland of bizarre forms, densely covered with pine forests, the Caspian lowland, which has long been a home for nomads, and an endless Ishim steppe.
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