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    Being the ninth largest country in the world, Kazakhstan offers a collage full of surprises to its intrepid travellers. Still considered an off-beat destination by many, the country justifies why it is unique in every aspect-be it cultural, modern, historic or natural. The gorgeous vistas and endless steppes, vast deserts, arid yet picturesque plains, dramatic mountains, glacial lakes, tiny dusty villages, the glitzy, modern metropolitan vibe of Almaty or the cultural scenes at Nur Sultan- whatever you pick to explore, the Kazakhstan Attractions are bound to leave you awestruck at every turn you take!

    Starting your journey with the favourites, stroll around Almaty Attractions and you will feel this cultural heartbeat of Kazakhstan thriving on nothing but vibrancy. The Best Places to visit in Almaty feature the best of food scenes, nomadic architecture, soviet structures, the most modern buildings, wooden cathedrals and plenty of lakes, canyons and waterfalls. Go beyond Almaty and take in the magic from an assortment of other wonderful cities and various Best Places to visit in Kazakhstan.

    Ditch the usual tourist trail and take in all the grandeur of Kazakhstan Tourist Attractions and Places as the list compiled below showcases the country's marvels that are abundantly packed with cultural heritage, natural magnificence, rapid modern development and so much more.

    Top Tourist Places to Visit in Kazakhstan and Almaty:

    First Presidents Park

    First Presidents Park is an urban park located in Almaty at the intersection of Navoi Street and Al-Farabi Avenue in the Bostandyk district. The park was opened in July 2010 and was named after the first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

    Almaty Zoo

    Monument to Zhambyl Zhabayev

    Astana Square Almaty

    Republic Square

    Shymbulak Ski Resort

    Shumbulak also known as Chimbulak is a ski resort near Almaty. It is the largest ski resort in Central Asia. It is located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zailiisky Alatau mountain range at an elevation of 2200 metres above sea level. The resort area is about 25 kilometres south of Almaty city by Medeo road. It is popular for its mild ..

    Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen

    The Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen is an urban park located in east-central Almaty in the area surrounding the Ascension Cathedral. It is dedicated to and named after the Panfilov heroes which were the 28 soldiers of an Alma-Ata Infantry unit who allegedly died whilThe Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen is an urban park located in east-central Almaty in ..


    The Medeu is a high-altitude sports complex near Almaty located at an altitude of 1691 meters above sea level. It is considered to be the worlds largest high-mountain skating rink. The skating rink was named after the Maloalmatinsky volost Medeu Pusurmanov. He built three wooden huts for the wintering of his family there and began the development o..

    Rakhat Candy Factory

    Zelenyy Bazar

    Astana Square

    Astana Square or Old Square is a city square in Almaty Kazakhstan. It is the second largest square in Kazakhstan after Republic Square. It hosts many public events concerts and ceremonies. The square is in front of the Kazakh-British Technical University the monument of Aliya Moldagulova and Manshuk Mametova and is on the left side of the Panfilov ..

    Panfilov Park

    The Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen is located in east-central Almaty in the area surrounding the Zenkov Cathedral. It is dedicated to and named after the Panfilov heroes which were the 28 soldiers of an Almaty infantry unit who died while defending Moscow from the German invasion during theGreat Patriotic War.

    Abai Square and Palace of Republic

    Palace of the Republic is a concert hall building located in Almaty Kazakhstan. It is intended for concerts festivals and other cultural events. It was one of the premiere sites for the Eurasia film festival. Outside with the fountains on the square in front of the Palace and the monument of the Kazakh poet Abai Palace of the Republic is one of th..

    Rakhat Candy Factory Almaty

    Rakhat JSC is one of the largest chocolate factories in Kazakhstan. The factory is located in the city of Almaty on the Zenkov Street.

    Zelenyy Bazar Almaty

    High-roofed indoor farmers market lined with stalls & tables selling meat vegetables & dry fruits.

    Big Almaty Lake

    Big Almaty Lake, at a height of 2,511 mts. and 1.6 kms long, is situated in the Tien Shan mountains. The maximum level of its captivating blue waters is in August; the minimum being February. Take an arranged trip to the stunningly beautiful Big Lake of Almaty, about 20 Kms drive from Almaty city. Like majority of lakes in Trans-Ili Alatau, this la..

    Ile-Alatau National Park

    Ile-Alatau National Park is a national park in Kazakhstan. It was created in 1996 and covers about 200000 ha. It is situated in the mountains south of Almaty between Gorge Turgen in the east and Chemolgan River in the west. The National Park borders Almaty Nature Reserve which is located around Pik Talgar. The landscape includes woodlands alpine me..

    Monument of Independence

    The Golden Warrior Monument also known as the Golden Man Statue or the Statue of the Golden Warrior stands on Republic Square in the former capital of Kazakhstan Almaty. The monument celebrates the independence of Kazakhstan the identity of its people and the role of the city of Almaty as capital of Kazakhstan until 1997 when the capital moved to A..

    Lake Issyk

    The Lake Issyk also known as Issyk Lake is a lake in Kazakhstan fed by the Issyk River. It should not be confused with the Issyk-Kul Lake in neighboring Kyrgyzstan.The Lake Issyk also known as Issyk Lake is a lake in Kazakhstan fed by the Issyk River. It should not be confused with the Issyk-Kul Lake in neighboring Kyrgyzstan.

    Presidential Palace

    Presidential Residence

    Republic Square also known as Independence Square or New Square is the main square in Almaty Kazakhstan. It is used for public events. The former presidential palace now used as municipal offices is on its south side.


    Silk Way

    Family Park

    Baiterek Tower

    Baiterek Tower is a monument and observation tower in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. It is quite popular among foreign tourists in Astana. On your Kazakhstan Tour when you land in Astana then you can see Bayterek tower which is meant to embody a folktale. The folktale is about a mythical tree of life and a magic bird of happiness. This is ..

    Ak Orda Presidential Palace

    The Ak Orda Presidential Palace is the official workplace of the President of Kazakhstan located in the capital city of Nur-Sultan. Akorda Presidential Palace was built within three years and officially opened in 2004. It was built by the Mabetex GrouThe Ak Orda Presidential Palace is the official workplace of the President of Kazakhstan located in..

    Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

    Supreme court of the Republic of Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall

    Nur-Astana mosque

    Nur Astana Mosque is a famous site in Astana city in Kazakhstan. This is the second largest mosque in Kazakhstan and in Central Asia after Hazrat Sultan Mosque. The 40-meter height symbolizes the age of the Prophet Muhammad of when he received the revelations, and the height of the minarets are 63 meters, the age Muhammad was when he died

    Monument Kazakh Eli

    Kazakh National University of the Arts

    Palace of Independence

    Palace of Peace and Reconciliation

    The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, also translated as the Pyramid of Peace and Accord, is a 62-metre-high pyramid in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, that serves as a non-denominational national spiritual centre and an event venue.

    National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan

    The National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the youngest and largest museum in Central Asia, located in Astana. The museum opened on July 2, 2014 in a 74,000 square meter building. The largest unique museum complex consists of seven blocks with a variable number of storeys to the ninth floor. Exhibit space occupies 14 rooms with a total ar..

    Astana Opera

    Kenesary Khan

    Assumption Cathedral


    Burabay is one prominent lake of a group of lakes that share the same name in northern Kazakhstan, located in the Burabay District of Akmola Region, in the eastern foothills of Mount Kokshe.



    Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center

    Dolphinarium Nemo

    Dolphinarium Nemo - Located in Almaty, Dolphinarium Nemo is a must-visit entertainment show for all ages. The dolphins do many impressive tricks, help spectators to real fun

    Kok Tobe

    Kok Tobe is a mountain in Almaty Kazakhstans largest city. There is a popular recreation area on top of the mountain. The mountains height is 1100 meters above sea level. Kok Tobe is one of the main landmarks in the city and it is popular among visiKok Tobe is a mountain in Almaty Kazakhstans largest city. There is a popular recreation area on top ..

    Shooting club named after A. Asanov

    Asanov Shooting Club - Around 25km outside Almaty on the way to Kapchagai is the Asanov Shooting Club, named after champion Kazakhstani marksman Alexander Asanov. Here it’s possible to shoot clay pigeons (skeet), with prices starting at 5,000 KZT for 25 shots, gun hire and a (Russian-speaking) instructor. The club also organises luxury corporate en..

    Mega Mall

    Central Park

    Almaty Central Park

    Almaty Tower

    The Almaty Television Tower or simply Almaty Tower is a 371.5-metre-high steel television tower built between 1975 and 1983 in Almaty Kazakhstan. The tower is located on high slopes of Kok Tobe mountain south-east of downtown Almaty. Unlike other similar TV towers it is not a concrete but a steel tubular structure. It is the tallest free-standing t..

    Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport

    Cathedral of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

    Duman Aqua Park(Duman entertainment center))

    Duman is a modern leisure centre most worth visiting for its oceanarium which has over 3000 creatures from the worlds oceans and a 70m shark tunnel. Theres also the Exotarium where visitors come face to face with exotic reptiles and the Jungle full of dinosaur models.

    Almaty International Airport

    Trans-Ili Alatau

    Ile Alatau also spelt as Trans-Ili Alatau is a part of the Northern Tian Shan mountain system in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. It is the northernmost mountain range of Tian Shan stretching for about 350 km with a maximal elevation of 4973 m. The term Alatau refers to a kind of mountain. The range is bounded from the north by the Ili Depression of the ..

    Zelenyy Bazar

    Charyn Canyon

    Often termed as the Grand Canyon's little brother, the Charyn Canyon is located in the Charyn National Park about 215km east of Almaty and approximately a 3 hour drive from Almaty. Formed 3 million years ago, it has a valley called 'Valley of Castles' about 2 kms across named so due to pillars and rock formations that look as if its man-made.

    Sunkar International Ski Jumping Complex

    Sunkar International complex is a ski jumping venue in the southern part of Almaty, Kazakhstan. This Ski Jumping complex in Almaty sits at an altitude of 900m above sea level. The complex was built in 2010 replacing an old Goreny Gigant ski jumping complex as Almaty and Astana hosted 2011 Asian Winter Games. The very uniqueness of Sunkar Internatio...

    Central Mosque

    Kazakhstan is a country of Mosques as there are more than 2300 mosques. Out of those over 2300 mosques there is one probably the largest and most beautiful mosque, called Central Mosque of Almaty. This mosque is relatively new built in 1999. It is a magnificent building which has been made in Timurid style of architecture. The mosque was completed ...

    Zenkov Cathedral

    Zenkov Cathedral of Holy Ascension which is also known as Svyato-Voznesensky cathedral is over a century old cathedral and is unique because it is made completely of woods. This cathedral is unique because it is probably only cathedral in the world which is made of wooden completely. Another uniqueness of the cathedral is that it is built without u...

    Abay Opera House

    Abai's Theatre was built in Almaty in 1934. It was named after Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher Abay Qunanbayuli. Founder and first director - Yevgeny Brusilovsky, who created eight national operas and a ballet. Over forty western and Kazakh pieces are performed, including operas, ballets and classical music performances.

    Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve

    In the very heart of Kazakhstan, 130 KM drive from Astana you come close to a place where you may see Pink flamingos, pelicans and several other beautiful species of birds. This is Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve situated in the north central part of Kazakhstan. The entire zone of Korgalzhyn is a mix of fresh waters and saline lakes embedded in dry stepp...

    The Intimate Ruins of Sauran

    The Intimate Ruins of Sauran is located a little away from highway from Turkestan to Kyzyl Orda in South Kazakhstan. Sauran is a place for adventurers. Once one of the biggest city in Kazakhstan, Sauran is today known as romantic ruin remains. Ruins of Sauran will catch you with its old and beautiful charm. If you love to explore less explored and ...

    Kazakh Steppe

    Kazakh steppe is a part of Great steppe or Eurasian steppe. This is also called Great Dala. It is a vast open grassland in northern part of Kazakhstan and adjacent parts of Russia. The steppe extends to Pontic steppe and Emin Valley steppe thus forming part of the Eurasian steppe. The vastness of Kazakh steppe can be observed by the fact that it al...

    Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

    This is an unfinished Mausoleum in Turkestan in southern Kazakhstan. Structure was made in 1389 by Timur and construction was halted in 1405 because of death of Timur. Since then it has remained unfinished Mausoleum and survived till date. The Mausoleum is made of distinctive art of that time. Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi attracts lot of religio...


    Tamgaly is a petroglyph site in the Zhetysu of Kazakhstan. Petroglyph is basically a rock art in which images are created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading. It is located 170 km northwest of Almaty. This beautiful landscape of Tamgaly features over 5000 marvellous petroglyphs coming from the bronze age. T...

    Medeo Gorge

    The Medeo is an outdoor speed skating and bandy rink. It is located in a mountain valley (Medeo Valley) on the south-eastern outskirts of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Medeo sits 1,691 metres above sea level, making it the highest skating rink in the world. It has 10.5 thousand square meters of ice and utilizes a sophisticated freezing and watering system to...

    Falcon Show

    Discover Kazakh nomadic hunting, an ancient survival method of Kazakhstan in the extremities of harsh climate and terrains over centuries. Witness jaw-dropping maneuvers of hunting falcons trained by Kazakh nomads. In Kazakhstan falconry has been of two kinds in general. One is hunting with birds of prey and another is hunting with eagles. Kazakh p...

    Trip to Charyn Canyon

    Often termed as the Grand Canyon's little brother, the Charyn Canyon is located in the Charyn National Park about 215km east of Almaty and approximately a 3 hour drive from Almaty. Formed 3 million years ago, it has a valley called 'Valley of Castles' about 2 kms across named so due to pillars and rock formations that look as if its man-made.

    Rakhat Chocolate Factory

    It is the biggest chocolate manufacturer of Kazakhstan since 1942. You can purchase mouth-watering Rakhat chocolates by the kilos. Hundreds of mouth-watering flavours of chocolates are available including low-calorie chocolates at unbelievable prices!

    President’s Cultural Center

    Astana has lot of beautiful sights for a traveler to visit. One among them is President’s Cultural Center. This is a museum which displays the history of Kazakhstan. It displays ancient and modern history of Astana and achievements of its president. It is a blue domed building with vertical blue panels surrounding the dome. This building has a muse...

    Aquarium of Duman Entertainment Complex

    There are only few aquariums to make it to the list of largest aquarium in the world. These aquariums can hold even whale sharks. One such aquarium is in entertainment centre ‘Duman‘, Astana in Kazakhstan. Duman is an entertainment complex that house an aquarium, a 5D cinema and many other entertainment options. This aquarium at Duman is the only a...

    Taraz City

    Taraz city is one of the oldest cities in Kazakhstan. Taraz is ancient but Taraz is modern too. Today It is a beautiful mix of ancient and modern touch. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Kazakhstan after Astana. The age of Taraz is like this. The city celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 2001. Between the old and modern Tarza is a beautifu...


    Saryarka is a Natural World Heritage Site in Kazakhstan. Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan is a part of the Kazakh Uplands which has been designated a world heritage site by UNESCO. It was inscribed on July 7, 2008 and is only natural site in Kazakhstan listed as UNESCO world heritage site. The site comprises the Naurzum State Natu...

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