Places to visit
Arpa syrt KG
This highland is the habitat of wild sheep Marco Polo, Ibex, snow leopard and ... as local hunters said, the snowman.
Arpa valley KG
To the south of the Djaman-Too mountain chain, is the upper valley of Arpa, which stretches for about sixty kilometers, and up to 25km in width. It is mainly yak breeders who come for the summer season. To get there, you must have a border zone permit.
Many interesting ski-touring routes.
Arslanbob village KG
Arslanbob (written also Arstanpap or Arslanbap) is a wide village in the mountain, north of the city of Jalal Abad. Mainly populated by people of Uzbek ethnicity, the village count about 15'000 inhabitants. Most of the population are Uzbek, and less than 5% is Kyrgyz, Russian, Tatar, Tajik, Chechen etc… The village is situated at an altitude of 1350 metres up to 1800 metres.
Kyrgyzstan's first known export to Europe was the Arslanbob walnut. Nuts forest are legendary because there are certainly originel forest of nuts, and maybe Alexander the Great bring back these nuts to Greece. Two waterfalls are located in the area which attract tourists, expats and pilgrims, skiers and other whole year round.
Arslanbob is named after an 11th-century figure, Arslanbob-Ata (alternate: Arstanbap-Ata). He may have been of Arab descent as in that language, Arslan translates to "lion" and bab to "gate", while in Turkic languages, ata means "father of". ergo "father of the lion gate". 'Bob', used as a suffix, is a traditional practice used in the Arslanbob which denotes "a traveler and explorer.
Muslims consider picturesque forest gardens sacred. According to legend, in ancient times there was an extremely hardworking man called Arstanbap who served the prophet Muhammad. Pilgrims come from far away to see the mausoleum of Arsantbap. And those who visit the forest bring with them a bit of paradise.
The walnut forest is within the 60,000 hectares (150,000 acres) forest situated between the Fergana and Chatkal Mountains. The walnut forest is located at altitudes varying between 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) and 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) above sea level on the Fergana range's south-facing slopes. At 11,000 hectares (27,000 acres), the Arslanbob woodland is the largest walnut grove on Earth.
Behind the village of Arslanbob are the Babash-Ata Mountains. There are two waterfalls nearby. One measures 80 metres (260 ft) high and has a slippery scree slope; it is situated in a cliff face north of the village. Another, to the east, is 23 metres (75 ft) in height and has two prayer caves, one of which is known as the Cave of the 40 Angels.
NGO "Forest relics" is our lodging provider. In Summer or in Winter, they organise sports and cultural events :
In May : Bike Challenge of Arslanbob
Arslanbob waterfall KG
A large waterfall is located north of the village. The waterfall is like a long tongue coming out of a crevice in the rock. This narrow stream of water rushes from a sheer cliff 80 meters high with a breathtaking roar - it truly is an impressive sight!
It is not that easy to access the waterfall, there are rather slippery embankments around the waterfall. The waterfall falls into a hollow. It's hard to see the whole waterfall.
But it is possible to access from the bottom and enter the rift and see yet another waterfall.
Asan Tukum (Jeti Oguz) KG
Jailoo at the confluence of the river Jeti Oguz and Asan Tukum. Every year, nomads set up their yurt for the summer.
Ashgabat International Airport TM
International airport named after S.Turkmenbashy is on crossing of the international air lines. It has been constructed in 1994. Capacity of air terminal is 1600 passengers per hour. There are two artificial runways equipped on second category ICAO and platform, allowing to accept aircrafts of all types. Annually its services use more than one and a half millions passengers on local and international air-lines. On the area near the station are located stops of a municipal transportation and a taxi, allowing to deliver passengers in any point of capital. There is a round-the-clock parking of cars. For visitors and inhabitants of Turkmenistan in a building of an aerostation complex are located and work in a round-the-clock mode:
- spacious waiting rooms;
- business club;
- a mother-and-child room ;
- help information;
- the international telecommunication;
- cash desks on sale and booking of tickets;
- shops; - restaurants, bars, fast food points;
- halls the VIP and CIP;
All services of the airport work in a round-the-clock mode and it creates additional conveniences to passengers. Now at the international airport Ashkhabad are served planes of tens foreign airlines of the world, carrying out both passenger, and cargo air transportations that allows to take off from the airport practically for any city of the world.
Ashusuu pass KG
Road pass connecting the Karassay valley to that of Uzongukush.
Asralt Khairkhan MN
Peak situated at the altitude of 2800 meter in the middle of the National park of Terelj.
Assumption Cathedral UZ
The history of the Cathedral of the Assumption is unique in that it was once a small cemetery church, called the Church of St. Panteleimon. In the middle of the last century, work to expand the temple began. In the 30-40s of the last century, the temple was closed, and its premises were used for the needs of the hospital. After the end of World War II, the church was consecrated in the name of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin and was named the capital's main Orthodox cathedral. In the 1950s and 1960s, the temple was almost completely rebuilt; the new premises can accommodate up to 4,000 faithful. After the collapse of the cathedral completely renovated and restored. Today you can visit the territory of the cathedral, passing through the triple arch topped with a golden dome. The structures of the inner courtyard are striking in their splendor - they are all made in the same style according to the laws of classicism, white decor in combination with blue facades gives lightness to the composition. The 5-storey openwork bell tower, rebuilt in the 20th century, deserves special attention.
Assy Plateau KZ
Assy Plateau is a beautiful corner of nature, located 100 km east of Almaty. Assy Plateau, known since ancient times as a summer pasture, originates from the Kishi-Turgen River. The plateau is located at an altitude of 2800-3200 meters. Here Signs of a person’s being more than 5,000 years old, both nomadic and sedentary, were discovered. Plateau Assy goes east along the river Assy. Along the river you can see ancient burial mounds and rock carvings, which are one of the most high-altitude clusters of petroglyphs in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The astrophysical observatory Assy-Turgen was erected on the upper platform of the high-mountain plateau, where one of the world's largest telescopes was installed. Construction of the observatory began in 1975. Today, Assy is the only observatory in the Republic of Kazakhstan with an ideal astroclimate.
Astana (formerly Nur-Sultan) KZ
Astan ("the shining king"; formerly Akmoolinsk, Tselinograd, Akmola, Astana, Nur-Sultan) has been the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan since December 10, 1997. At the start of 2020, its population numbered 1,136,156. in fact the second most populous city in Kazakhstan after Almaty. Nur-Sultan is located in the north of the country, on the banks of the Ishim River.
The area of the territory of the city is 797.33 km²
The territory of the modern city was previously an important crossing point for caravans. Archaeologists have found artifacts in the city that date back to the Bronze Age, the early Iron Age and the Middle Ages.
Currently, Nur-Sultan is a modern center and its growth is very rapid. The city attracts with its futuristic buildings and developed infrastructure. In 2017, the city hosted the World Expo EXPO-2017, which significantly increased the number of tourists.
Nur-Sultan International Airport is located 15 km from the city. In addition, the city has a sufficient number of modern hotels meeting European standards.
4 things to do in Nur-Sultan:
- Visit a traditional oriental bazaar in the city center. Feel the atmosphere of the Asian market, try on traditional clothes and shop for national souvenirs.
- Walk along the three-level bridge on Vodno-green Boulevard. The bridge is a huge pedestrian avenue. At the very bottom there is a parking lot, on the second level there are offices, shops, restaurants and exhibition halls, and on the third level there are excellent conditions for walking: there are a lot of fountains and sculptures.
- Visit the main tourist sites of the city: Museum of the First President, Architectural and cultural objects: "Baiterek", the Palace of Peace and Accord and the ethno-memorial complex "Map of Kazakhstan".
- Taste a national dish. There are many restaurants serving Kazakh cuisine in the capital. Be sure to try the tea with dried fruits and spices, and the national meat dish beshparmak.
Astana-Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport KZ
Astana-Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport is an international airport in Kazakhstan located 16.7 km southeast of the capital Nur-Sultan (former Astana).
Astana's first airfield was built in 1931 on the outskirts of the town and was developed further after World War II. However, a new airport, which became Astana international Airport, was built 11 miles to the south of the city and opened in November 1963. It was largely used by Aeroflot and its local directorate. Following the transfer of the capital from Almaty to Astana in December 1997, the airport underwent a series of major reconstructions which brought it up to international standards, including the current 11,484 ft (3,500m) runway. A new passenger terminal designed by the late Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa was opened in February 2005.
During 2015, traffic increased to 3,366,560 passengers.
There is one terminal which is divided into two sectors – A and B. A is for international flights and B is for domestic.
No need to confuse with the check-in counter sectors (B – for Air Astana flights only, A – for other carriers).
At Jailoo KG
Campsite on the foot of Shamsi pass.
At-Bashi range KG
The At-Bashi Range is 135km long and culminates at 4,801 meters. It stretches from the southwest, from the Muz-Tor valley and the Tuz-Bel Ashuu pass, to the northeast to Bosogo and the Kayindi pass. North of the chain is the At-Bashi Valley at an average altitude of 2,500 meters. North side, the slopes are steep and covered with rich vegetation. On the south side, the plain of Ak-Say is at an average altitude of 3200 meters. The highest peak is the Rhianydd at 4,801 meters. The At-Basi peak rises to 4788 meters and is the second highest in the chain. The other known peaks are: Pic Arie Gabai 4,530m; Peak Ordo 4,612m; Peak Volchitsa 4,461m. There are still virgin peaks!
At-Bashi village KG
A large village in the Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan, about 35km southwest of Naryn on the main highway to theTorugart Pass. Head of At-Bashi District. Blocked on the bank of the At-Bashy river, between the At-Bashy Range and Baybiche-Too range. It counts more thant 10'000 inhabitants of a total of 50'000 inhabitants of its district. Mostly populated by Kyrgyz, but there are still some minorities like Uzbeks or Uigurs. At-Bashi is wellknown about its handicraft women association and the Sunday's animal bazar.
At-Djailoo lake KG
A beautiful lake located in the southern gorge of the At-Djailoo valley, perched on top of a small cliff. In Kyrgyz, At-Djailoo means "horse pasture". This is a very nice day trip from the Jeti Oguz valley, a route for very good walkers.
Atyrau Airport KZ
Baba-Ata peak KG
The peak Baba-Ata stand at 4400 meters altitude. It's the highest peak of the Kochkor region. Some locals call it "peak Kochkor" or "Kochkor-Ata".
Here, we are going to talk about the cosmodrome (space center) and not about the mining town of Baikonur. Created in 1956, it is today the most active space center in the world with nearly 15 launches per year. The area leased by Russia is located 240 km northwest of Kyzylorda. The launch of the Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome is the spectacle of a long journey. The installations, which remained secret for a long time, can now be visited, such as the space shuttle installations Egerguiya Bourana, the memorial houses of Korolev and Gagarin, the launching ramp from which on April 12, 1961, the spacecraft Vostok was launched for the first time in the world with pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on board. This visit is very special, also the rocket launch and requires strict administrative preparation. We advise you to contact us 3 months in advance if the visit interests you.
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