Nature

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 The lake of bewitching beauty is located among the picturesque mountains of the Tien Shan at an altitude of over 2500 meters at sea level. Scientists suggest that a beautiful body of water is the trail of an earthquake that struck the area thousands of years ago. Just 15 km from the […]

Kolsai Lakes

Precious stones among mountain valleys Among the snow-white mountain peaks, where the Zailiysky Alatau and Kungei-Alatau ridges join, in a small bridge of Kolsai gorge, there are hidden natural diamonds of the nature of picturesque Kazakhstan – Kolsai Lakes. Surrounded by majestic centuries-old fir trees, the three lakes shine in the light of the bright […]

Kaindy Lake

The beauty of sunken trees The Kaindy lake of unearthly beauty is located among the mountain landscapes of the majestic gorges of the Kungei-Alatau, behind one of the winding turns of the road, 11 kilometers from the village of Saty. Located at an altitude of 1,667 meters above sea level, the lake isn’t of significant […]

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 […]