Category: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country located in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Sharing borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, its diversity contributes to a vibrant blend of traditions, languages, and customs. Astana (now known as Nur-Sultan) is the capital city of Kazakhstan. The city is renowned for its modern architecture, including the futuristic Bayterek Tower and the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center.

The country’s landscape is breathtaking and varied. It features vast steppes, rugged mountains, expansive deserts, and beautiful lakes. The Tien Shan and Altai ranges offers opportunities for mountaineering and trekking. It also has beautiful lakes such as Lake Balkhash and Lake Issyk-Kul, and the otherworldly landscapes of the Charyn Canyon and the Singing Dunes.

The Kazakh cuisine reflects the nomadic heritage and includes dishes such as beshbarmak (boiled meat with pasta), plov (pilaf), and kazy (horse meat sausage). Traditional Kazakh music, dance, and crafts are still practiced and celebrated today. The country is also known for its equestrian culture, with horseback riding and traditional horse games being popular activities.

In Kazakh culture, hospitality is highly valued. Visitors often experience warm welcomes and generous hospitality from the locals. The country has made efforts to promote tourism, emphasizing its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and traditional nomadic way of life.

Almaty: The Next Winter Sports Destination You Should Consider

Which country first comes into your mind if you got a choice for a winter getaway? Switzerland…Finland…Austria or maybe Japan? Kazakhstan is probably not everyone’s first destination to have in mind for a winter holiday due to its harsh climate. That’s what we thought too until we discovered how special Kazakhstan can be in Winter. […]

Kok Tobe: An Amusement Park On The Highest Point Of Almaty

Translated as “Blue Hill”, Kok Tobe is the highest point in the city of Almaty standing on a 1,100-meters hill at the Southeast edge of the city. Famous for its panoramic view, there are several observation platforms from which you can have a magnificent view of Almaty and the snowy peaks of the Zailiysky Alatau ridge. Home […]

Charyn Canyon: A Trip To Planet Mars In Kazakhstan

Known as “the Grand Canyon of Kazakhstan”, Charyn Canyon is a spectacular sight to be found in Central Asia. Created by the Charyn River, it lies around 200-kilometres East of Almaty and close to the Chinese border. The impressive canyon was eroded over 12-million years sculpted by wind, water and sand that vary from deep […]

A Guide To Visit Big Almaty Lake In Kazakhstan

Big Almaty Lake is surrounded high up by Trans-Ili Alatau mountains range, making it one of the most scenic lakes. For anyone who has ever glimpsed a picture of Big Almaty Lake on Instagram or the pages of Nat Geo, it is nearly impossible to get the vibrant turquoise color out of your head. Siting at an elevation […]

12 Awesome Places To Discover In Almaty

Formerly the capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty is easily one of the most underrated cities I have ever been to. It is a hidden gem that hasn’t been overrun with tourists, yet. Located in the southeastern part of Kazakhstan, it is the cultural heartbeat of Kazakhstan. Like the rest of Central Asia’s countries, the city was hugely soviet-influenced […]

A Backpacker’s Guide To Travelling In Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a name commonly heard of among the -Stan countries, apart from Afghanistan. Yet many can’t really point its location on the map. Is it in Europe? Near to Russia? Or maybe somewhere in Asia? Kazakhstan is one of the few developing countries that can still be considered as an off-the-beaten-path destination. Geographically, it […]

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