Tour around Almaty

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An excursion route starts from the central part of the city Almaty. You’ll get acquainted with the history of origin and evolution of the southern capital of Kazakhstan, also you would see its main sights: the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the residence of the President, Republic Square and the Monument of Independence, the Abay Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Astana square, the Railway Station, the Central Mosque, the Green Bazaar, the Park of the 28 Panfilov’s guardsmen, Abay Square and the Palace of Republic.
After visiting sports, cultural and business areas of the city (the Palace of Sports, the Central Stadium, the Kazakh Circus, the Wedding Palace, the Almaty Towers, Business Center “Nurlytau”, Financial center, the mountain Kok-Tobe) the excursion route will bring you to the natural boundary Medeo, where you will have a short stop on an antimudflow dam which protects the city from the destructive mudflows that are forming on slopes of the western Tien Shan. From the top of the dam, from the height of 1733 meters above the sea level, you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the biggest high-altitude ice skating rink in the world – Medeo, surrounded with the most beautiful mountains of Zailiyskiy Ala-Tau.