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Caves of Kazakhstan
For millennial in the mountains of Central Asia the nature created the great number of caves, where each cave is unique in its own way. They differ from each other by their size and depth,  geological formations, labyrinths  that last for many kilometers, bottomless abysses and the miraculous beauty of the underground halls. Caves usually Caves are usually formed in readily soluble geological rocks (limestone, gypsum, chalk, salt). Rain and snow waters, by penetrating to the depth of the ground, dissolve the rock, and sometimes create huge underground halls and labyrinths. Water i..
Mangistau
Mangistau region (in translation from Kazakh “thousand winters”) is located on the territory of western Kazakhstan. Several times, this area passed from Turkmens to Kazakhs and vice versa. This explains why there are many cemeteries with Kazakh and Turkmen burial places mixed up. In Turkmen this region is called Mangyshlak (thousand settlements). Administratively, this big region belongs to Aktau city on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea. Through the entire territory of Mangistau from the south to the north and farther to the northwest, through the Ustyurt plateau, the Shetpinsky Gates t..
Charynsk canyon
Charynsk canyon, that is compared with its beauty to Grand Canyon in Colorado state, is located 200 km to the east of Almaty. Unique forms of erosion and weathering of the relief will take you to the fabulous, unreal world of fancy sandstone sculptures: “Valley of Castles”, “Witches Gorge” and others. The height of steep slopes, columns and arches reaches 150-300 meters. The canyon stretches for 154 km from the northeast to the southwest, along the Charyn River, which is perfect for rafting. The rarest representative of the world's vegetation is preserved here - Sogdian ash, which survived ..
Altyn-Emel
Altyn-Emel (in translation- “Golden Saddle”) – is the largest national natural park in Kazakhstan. Altyn-Emel is located in 150 km from Almaty city. The park is located in a secluded valley, and surrounded by mountains from three sides, and from the south surrounded by the deltas of the Ili River. The area of the park is 520 000 hectares. The territory of the national park consists of the western spurs of the Dzhungar Alatau, the desert mountains of Kututau, Aktau, Ulken and Kshi-Kalkany and the unique monument of the nature "Singing Dune", which is located 182 kilometers north-east of Al..
Reserves of Kazakhstan
There are many reserves or national parks which save the flora and fauna of these unique environment in Kazakhstan. Among them are national parks Altyn Emel and Bayanul, reserves Aksu-Dzhabagly, Naurzumskiy, Usturtskiy and Markakolskiy. Aksu-Djabagli. Aksu-Djabagli is the oldest reserve of Kazakhstan and the first in Central Asia received status of biospheric reserve of UNESCO is located in spurs of Western Tian Shan at height from 1000 up to 4280 meters above sea level. All general height zones are presented there. Semi-deserts are replaced by dry steppes, magnificent meadows give plac..
Taraz
Taraz city is more then 2000 years old. Since ancient time this city was known as “merchant town”. It is situated in South Kazakhstan, on the trade roads, leading to the South-East countries. The peak of the city’s development falls on 10-12 centuries, when it was the capital of Karakanid state. Mausoleums of Karakhan and Davudbek, rulers’ palaces and many ancient burial grounds let a tourist plunge into faraway times. Ancient architecture masterpieces mausoleums Babadji-Hatun and Aysha-bibi, included by UNESCO into the list of the world’s architecture rarities, have remained not far from t..
Almaty
Almaty city is situated on the south-east of Kazakhstan, at the foot of Zayliyskiy Alatau. The city’s population numbers nearly 1,5 million people. Almaty was founded in 1854 as a Russian frontline fort in the district settled by nomads and was the capital of Kazakhstan till 1997. At present the city remains financial, economic and cultural center of Kazakhstan. Almaty is a clean and tidy city with long straight avenues and beautiful parks. The mountains of the Zailiy Alatau rise as a wall along the south border of the city and make a beautiful background. Almaty has always considered a gar..
Turkestan
Turkestan city (Yasy) was well-known as a mental-political center of the Turk people in the large region Desht-i-Kipchak (Kipchak Steppe) and was the ancient capital of Kazakh Khans. Today Turkestan is 15000 years old. Sheikh Khodja Akhmed Yassaui – a poet, philosopher and spiritually mentor of the Turk people lived in this city. Khodja Akhmed Yassaui Mausoleum built by order of Tamerlan in 16 century is a masterpiece of Middle age architecture. It represents unique complex of palaces and temples, where decoration elegancy, patterned vaulted ceilings, colorful majolica mosaic are amazed. There..
Kazakhstan visa information
To travel in Kazakhstan you should have travel visa (Turkey citizens don"t need visa). Travel visa is to be issued by Kazakhstan embassy after receiving of invitation letter made with request of travel agency on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. For arranging visa support we need the following information: Name, surname, sex, date and place of birth, passport number, date of issue and date of expiry, citizenship, nationality, permanent address, place of work and occupation, place of visa application, period of staying in Kazakhstan, number of entries to Kazakhstan..
Astana
Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan since 1997, is situated on a picturesque bank of the Ishim River. The town of Akmolinsk acquired incorporated status in 1862. It had long been famous for its fairs. Merchants from all regions of Kazakhstan, Russia and the Central Asian countries traveled here. As the development of virgin lands began, the town was renamed Tselinograd and typified the administrative center of an agricultural region. Since acquiring the status of capital the city"s face has changed dramatically. The architects and builders working in the capital cre..
Kazakhstan History
Territory of Kazakhstan has come to be mastered by man nearly a million years ago. As early as the age of Lower Paleolith the ancient man settled down on these Karatau lands fit for normal life, rich with game and wild fruit. It is there that they have found ancient settlements of Stone Age. By and by, in the centuries of Middle and Upper Paleolith the man came to master Central and Eastern Kazakhstan and Mangyshlak area. As have been shown by excavations of the neolythic settlement Botay in the North Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan constitutes the area of horse-mastering (breeding) and that of..

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