Ten years after the film “Borat”, Kazakhstan is an increasingly popular travel destination. This film was banned in Kazakhstan for some time because the authorities thought that this film mocked Kazakh values, but they changed their minds because this film put Kazakhstan on the tourist world map in a certain way. Kazakhstan as a tourist destination offers various attractions.
Rocks with drawings. The unusual rocks of Tangali are 120 km away from Almaty. They date back to the Bronze Age and are decorated with various drawings and letters. They are under the protection of UNESCO.
Skiing in the city. The Šimbulak ski resort is only 30 minutes by car from the center of Almaty. The season here lasts from December to April. You can say that this is one of the most modern ski resorts in Central Asia.
In search of birds. Kazakhstan is a wonderful destination for bird watching. Numerous endemic species live here, which is why ornithological tours are organized, which allow you to come into contact with birds during the ten days in the desert. The price is very high – about 2.500 Euro.
An alternative to the Grand Canyon. The Kazakh version of the Grand Canyon is the Charin Canyon
Unusual museums. Especially in Almaty there are many interesting museums. These smaller museums have the most spirit. You should visit the museum of folk music instruments. This museum is located in a wooden house in the city park.
Horse meat. In Almaty the market is full of food and horse meat can be found at almost every stall. You should try the Horsburger.
A wonderful mosque. The capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, is home to a fascinating mosque. Its minarets and dome are made of pure gold. This is the third largest mosque in Central Asia and worth a visit.
The Kaindi Lake. Lake Kaindi was created in 1911 after the earthquake. It is hidden in the mountains of Tien Shan and surrounded by beautiful nature. This beautiful turquoise lake is located five hours drive from Almaty.
Bajterek Tower. The tower is located in the capital and is up to 97 meters high. You can reach its top by the elevator, which is decorated with a golden egg. From the top of the tower there is a magnificent view of the city.
Baikonur Cosmodrome. The place where most astronauts travel into space is the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It is worth seeing and you should pay for an organized tour through this place.