What are you going to do in Kazakhstan?!
Kazakhstan is a country with fascinating landscapes, beautiful scenery, and spellbinding architectural and historical landmarks.
When you find yourself in the Republic of Kazakhstan, you will certainly find for yourself something interesting and exciting. Certainly, you will want to go back after leaving the country.
Since only here can you observe together growing birch and saxaul, as well as be in the "Valley of Castles" or listen to the beautiful music of the "Singing Dunes". But first things first.
1. If you love history and architecture, then you should head to the mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yassavi.
The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi was erected in the 14th century according to the orders of the great commander and conqueror Amir Temur near Shymkent.
Amir Temur treated Yassavi with great respect; therefore, at his grave, he decided to build a large-scale and very beautiful memorial mausoleum, which was called "Hazrat Sultan".
This building was like a palace. It had a length of 65.5 meters and a width of 45.5 meters. The height of the arched portals reached 37.5 meters.
The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi has more than 30 rooms. Starting from the ceremonial hall and library and ending with a mosque.
You can also visit mausoleums like Aisha-Bibi, Mazar-Korpesh Kozy, and Bayan Sulu, Alash Khan.
Aisha-Bibi is an ancient monument of architecture, which refers to the 9th–12th centuries. It is located in the village of Bibi Aisha. This place is situated 18 km from the historic city of Kazakhstan, Taraz.
Aisha-Bibi is part of a historical tour of Kazakhstan and is part of a historical tour of Taraz and the surrounding area.
According to legend, Bibi Aisha was the beloved daughter of the famous poet and scholar Hakim Suleiman Bakyrgani during those years.He has erected this memorial building in her honor.
The Mausoleum of Mazar Kozy-Korpesh and Bayan Sulu were built in the 10th and 11th centuries. Mazar is located in the Ayagoz district, which is located in the East Kazakhstan region.
The Mausoleum of Mazar Kozy-Korpesh and Bayan Sulu are among the historic monuments that are included in the historical tour of Kazakhstan.
The Alash Khan Mausoleum is considered the most special of all the historical sights in Central Asia and Central Kazakhstan. The Alash Khan Mausoleum is included in any historical tour of Kazakhstan.
The mausoleum was built in the 12th century, not far from the Karaganda region.
Alash-Khan Mausoleum is the tomb of the famous during Alash-Khan's reign.His name is closely associated with the emergence of three Kazakh zhuzes.
2. For those who prefer the ancient city, then welcome to the ancient Otrar.
Otrar is considered one of the most ancient cities in the whole of Central Asia and is part of any historical tour of Kazakhstan.
In ancient times, the Arabs called the city Farab, and according to their sources, the settlement arose at this place in the 8th century.
From the beginning, the settlement quickly developed, and through it passed the Great Silk Road. The city has therefore been very popular among traders.
In the 12th century, the ancient town of Otrar had already become a kind of large-scale trade center. There you can find any item, ranging from handicrafts and silk finishing dishes to bricks for the construction of palaces and houses.
Since the mid-12th century, the city has begun the construction of palaces, mausoleums, memorial complexes, mosques, neighborhoods, and other architectural structures.
The most important attraction in one of the most ancient cities in Kazakhstan was the Arystan Bab Mausoleum, which was built by Amir Temur.
3. If you like more nature and you would like to visit the exciting locations associated with an interesting tour of the nature reserve, then there are wonderful places, namely:
The nursery of predator birds, "Sunkar", is found not a long way from the southern capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty, in the Grand Valley. The nursery is a characteristic fascination of the Republic of Kazakhstan and is incorporated into the natural voyage through the Republic of Kazakhstan.
On natural tours of the kennel, you have the opportunity to ride horses and witness the hunt with the presence of birds of prey. Also, you can take a walk to the picturesque collapse under the interesting name "Stone Flower."
The National Natural Park, called "Altyn-Emel," is included in natural tours of Kazakhstan and is part of a recreational complex in Kazakhstan.
Altyn-Emel National Park is located in the western part of the ridge, Jungar Alatau.Its area is 460,000 hectares and it is also the territory where rare and endangered species of creatures live.
In the National Park, you will find not only rare species of flora and fauna but also a number of historic archaeological sites that date back to the 1-3 millennium BC.
Namely, Saka burial mounds "Bes-Shatyr" and "Tamgaly-Tas." There you can observe the cave paintings, which were created in the 14th and 16th centuries BC.
"Singing Dune" is considered another showplace of the National Park Altyn-Emel.
What was the reason for such a name is not difficult to guess. In dry weather, the sands of the place make sounds that resemble a melody that is created while playing the organ.
The Turgen gorge is located in the Republic of Kazakhstan and is included in the list of natural excursions in the territory of Kazakhstan.
The gorge's exact location is in the Ile-Alatau National Park.
In ancient times, through the gorge of Turgen, caravans passed with camels on their way from Europe to India and China.
This wonderful and most beautiful piece of nature is famous for its waterfalls, dangerous cliffs, clean air, and relict Chin-Turgen mossy fir.
During a tour of the natural gorge of Turgen, you will be able to learn about the history of this beautiful region, its nature, and even historical archaeological sites that relate to the Saka culture.
4. For outdoor enthusiasts, you have the unique opportunity to visit Chimbulak during the tour around Kazakhstan. Chimbulak is a ski base that is located in Kazakhstan and on the nature tours of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The capital of Kazakhstan, Samarkand, is one of the world's largest metropolises. Here, in the surrounding area, is a popular ski resort called Chimbulak. It is located at an altitude of 2,260 m.
The resort is very popular with locals and visitors to Almaty at any time of the year. In the summer, there is enough heat (+20 °C), while in the winter, it's not especially cold.
5. If you like modernity, which is intertwined with the unique, then your path lies through Astana, where you have the opportunity to take a walk on the famous boulevard "Nurzhol".
Nurzhol Avenue has become a modern and frequently visited landmark for all tourists who come to Astana.
It extends from the shopping and entertainment center Khan Shatyr to the presidential residence Ak Orda. This interesting place was designed by the famous architect Kisho Kurokawa.
Nurzhol's construction is represented by a boulevard of the three levels.
There is a large car park at the lowest level. It contains about 400 transports.
On the middle floor are large and small shops with souvenirs and clothing, as well as catering, offices, and exhibition galleries.
At the top level, you can observe a pedestrian area with benches and fountains, walkways, and flower beds.
There were built-in architectural objects along the perimeter of the boulevard Nurzhol, the construction of which engaged both local and foreign architects and designers.
6. In addition to the most beautiful natural sites in Kazakhstan, there is also the national cuisine. If you do not try it, you will not forgive yourself.
The cuisine of Kazakhstan is very rich in its range of delicious national dishes and drinks. Tea with milk or cream, baursaks and Kurt, shubat, mare and ayran, kazi, musk deer, and shuzhuk. And of course, all this is inconceivable to imagine without a flapjack made of wheat flour.
The main decoration of any table has always been the meat, a la Kazakh. This meat is cooked and served to the guests in fully separated pieces. If the guest of honor is a ram's head, then he gets the tidbit. After that, the guest divides the head among the other guests with special rituals by themselves.
In addition, koumiss is considered a very healing drink in Kazakhstan. It helps in treating the gastrointestinal tract and in the treatment of all kinds of lung diseases.
Shubat is also a milk drink, which is in contrast to the koumiss made from camel milk. In its medicinal properties, it is not inferior to koumiss, and if shubat insists for three days, then it will be even better.
So, welcome to the Republic of Kazakhstan. Here, nature plays with surprising colors and no less surprising combinations. Lakes are intertwined with steppe plains, canyons, rivers, and lakes perfectly harmonize with glaciers and mountains.
7. Annually, Kazakhstan is growing in trade and in civilization development. There are a large number of large-scale supermarkets and the ancient souks, where you can find many interesting souvenirs for yourself and your family.
Our travel agency, "Orient Mice," is glad to provide you with transportation and expert guides who will show you the city, take a tour of the Palace of Culture, and take you to the theaters.
And also, you will have the opportunity to go on a tour of the forest, ski resorts, and nature reserves.