Top Experiences in Kazakhstan
Top Sights in Kazakhstan
The largest ski resort in Kazakhstan, also the oldest. It was built for the training of the Kazakh ski team during the soviet times. There are 7 lifts, included one gondola starting from Médéo, 5 km lower. Ski lovers will enjoy about 20 km slopes. The resort is open all year around, but in summer, don't wait to see a lot of visitors.
Big Almaty lake
The Big Almaty Lake is a high-mountain reservoir in the Zailiyskiy Alatau at an altitude of 2510 meters above sea level, 15 kilometers south of the city of Alma-Ata.
The basin of the lake is of tectonic origin, complex shape, with a general slope to the north. The lake is 1.6 km long and 0.75 to 1 km wide.
The length of the coastline is 3 km, the depth is 30-40 m, the area of the mirror is 0.9 square kilometers, the volume of the water mass is 14 million m³.
The maximum water level is in August, the minimum is in February. The level fluctuations reach 20 m. The shores of the lake are steep and steep. The Bolshaya Almatinka River flows into the lake from the south.
It is part of the Ile-Alatau National Park.
Like the vast majority of the Tien Shan lakes, it arose as a result of earthquakes.
Three main peaks rise above the lake, which can be seen from the northern end of the dam: Sovetov Peak (4317 m) - in the southeast, Ozerny Peak (4110 m) - in the south and Turist Peak (3954 m) - south-west of the lake ...
Access of tourists to the border zone of the border of Kazakhstan with the Kyrgyz Republic located above the lake is carried out without restrictions, a pass from the Ministry of Internal Affairs is not required. At a distance of 7-12 km from the border into the depths of the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the operation of the border regime is excluded. Foreign citizens and stateless persons can visit these border areas for tourism purposes.
The city of Taraz, which is located in the south - west part of the Zhambyl Oblast, on the left bank of the Talas River. The population of the city is over 348,900 people. The distance from Taraz to Bishkek is 1,255 km.
Besides the regional center there are three towns of district subordination - Karatau, Zhanatas and Shu. Altogether in Taraz there are six archeological memorials (Taraz and Tortkul sites of ancient settlement of the 1st 17th centuries, Tonkeris manor of the 6th -12th centuries), 13 historic monuments, 53 memorials of architecture and urban planning, which reflect formation periods of the planning structure and the site development of historical part of the town, and seven pieces of monumental art.
"The Valley of Balls" - the unsolved mystery of Mangistau
"The Valley of Spheres" in Mangistau, Kazakhstan, remains one of the most mysterious and little-studied archaeological finds in the world. Many questions surround these strange stone spheres, and researchers continue to try to unravel their mystery.
Beyond the Glacier, a short film over the water in Central Asia
Conflicts over water in Central Asia are at the heart of the short film Beyond the Glacier, directed by David Rodríguez Muñiz in 2019. An interesting documentary that takes the form of a journey, from the glaciers of Kyrgyzstan to the sea of Kyrgyzstan. Aral.