The city of 4 seasons

Have you ever wondered about the natural beauty of your country? How is it protected or why do we even have them in our life. The answer to these questions is - National parks. It is a huge "home" of open arrive set aside for local plants and animals.

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Big Almaty Lake

A heart-stealing place Big Almaty Lake, or BAO for short, is a picturesque lake 20 kilometers from Almaty. The reservoir is located near the state border of Kyrgyzstan, however, special passes are not required to visit – and millions of tourists who have visited here are the best confirmation of this. BAO is hidden in […]

Kolsai Lakes

Precious stones among mountain valleys The “Pearl of the Tien Shan”, Kolsai Lakes, are located 300 km from Almaty, in the spurs of the Kungei-Alatau ridge. It is also called Kazakh Switzerland. These are three most beautiful mountain lakes surrounded by steep mountain slopes. The lakes are located at different heights and form a kind […]

Kaindy Lake

The beauty of sunken trees Lake Kaindy (Kaiyndy), located in the Tien Shan mountain system at an altitude of about 1900 meters above sea level, is a natural landmark of Kazakhstan. It was formed in January 1911 after a strong earthquake, which resulted in a mountain collapse that blocked the river – and the valley […]

Charyn canyon

The younger brother of the canyon in Colorado It is often compared to the American Grand Canyon, to which Charyn is only slightly inferior in size and not at all in beauty. The total length of the canyon is 154 kilometers, and its age is about 12 million years. The river of the same name […]

Tamgaly Tas

Historical Monument of the Middle Ages This historical sight represents several caves decorated with cave paintings from the XIV-XVI centuries. Here you can find images of animals and «sun men» – symbols of the main sun god Tengri. But that’s not all! You will be surprised to find images of Buddha and Burkhanov (Bodhisattvas) in […]

State Natural Park «Altyn Emel»

One of the best parks of the Republic The park is located in the valley of the Ili River and is considered one of the foremost parks of the republic, especially in the field of protection of natural wonders, flora and fauna, as well as in the organization of tourist activities and nature recreation. «Altyn […]

Singing dune (Barkhan)

The new Wonder of World The new Wonder of World is a unique natural monument and one of «7 Miracles of Kazakhstan», this Sand Barkhan is a visiting card of the Altyn Emel Nature Reserve. It is located on the right bank of the river «Ili» in the north-east direction from the city of Almaty. […]

Saki mounds

Necropolis of ancient Sakas and Scythians Currently, the rich southern capital is picturesquely spread out on this territory, but earlier this land belonged to the legendary tribes of Saks and Scythians. In this corner of the fertile Semirechie, the center of their spiritual and cultural life was located. These places were visited by famous leaders […]

Assy Plateau

In the national Park of Ile-Alatau there is a beautiful corner of nature – Turgen gorge. The picturesque plateau high in the mountains Ile-Alatau National Park is a source of stunning natural beauty. The Turgen waterfalls are well known to Almaty citizens; every resident of the city has been there at least once. But not […]

Kok Zhailau

Favorite “glade” of Almaty The stunning beauty of the Kok Zhailau gorge is located mere 10 km from Almaty. It is located between the Small and Large Almaty Gorge and can be reached from two sides – from the Cossack Gorge and from Medeu. Many tourists pass through it, coming from one side and going […]

Turgen waterfalls

A fun journey to the starting point of the journey The Turgen Gorge is located near Talgar, a satellite town of Almaty. From the city of Almaty, it can be reached in about 1.5 hours, excluding traffic jams on the highway. On the way to the gorge, tourists often stop by a trout farm and […]

Butakovsky waterfall

Favorite route of Almaty citizens This is one of the most beautiful places in the mountains near the city of Almaty. The waterfall is named after the Butakovsky gorge, where it is located, and it is one of the most popular tourist routes for residents of the capital. The height of the waterfall is 25 […]