To Where Hope, Faith and Destiny Bring

The underground mosque Beket-Ata is a holy place, which significance is in line with the burial places of Muhammed and Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. Thousands of pilgrims from Kazakhstan, neighbouring countries and other countries come here daily...
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The northmost “Prince of spirits” - is...

The highest peaks of Tien-Shan are Pobeda Peak (7439 m) and a legendary Khan Tengri (7010 m). The latter wears the title of the north most seven thousander in the world. And it is the title - the greatness of this giant that turns a formal...
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Do not get lost in the desert, follow...

Kazakhstan is a big country, everything is here: steppes, mountains, yurts, skyscrapers,camels,girls on "Hummers" and even purely marine monuments like lighthouses on the Caspian Sea.
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Kolsai Lakes Kungei Alatau

Somehow, most Kazakhstani citizens believe that Kungei Alatau is the territory of Kyrgyzstan already, but the border passes exactly between two ridges along Chilik valley. Meanwhile, border on the east side of Talgar is laid exactly along...
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Is "Red Bridge" a cousin of...

This is one of the oldest and busiest routes on the territory of Kazakhstan and it is almost coincide with the modern highway from Shymkent to Turkestan. The route represents a glorious mishmash of cultures and eras, like any mountain path...
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Is Koskuduk the oldest settlement in...

Koskuduk, on Mangyshlak, is undoubtedly one of the most interesting discoveries of domestic archeology in the recent decades. Actually, in scientific life, Koskuduk is not one here. Here are several of them, non contemporaneous, designated...
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Big Almaty gorge

Main area attractions are Big Almatinka – the Prokhodnaya river, waterfalls Ayusay, Big Almaty Lake and resort Alma-Arasan with the hydrogen-sulphidous-carbonate- siliceous and sodium terms with temperature from 9 to 38 degrees.
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Stone mushrooms of Mangyshlak

James Abbot, British spy, was one of the first who described Mangyshlaksk’s balls.... Back in 1840, he was sent out here in order to induce Kazakh - adaevtsev to the Britain side against Russian, but he failed his primary mission. However...
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“This gem is good”

Now, a great number of precious and semi-precious stones are mined all over the world, but even at our place few of us know that the rarest and even one-of-a-kind stones are hidden in the interior of Kazakhstan.
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Stone warriors of Tengri

A lot of different balbals, stone sculptures, are found in the Kazakhstan steppe. They cut mainly out of coarse-grained granite or sandstone; they look as idols, milestones and road signs for travelers at the same time. What kind of...
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Hermitage in the mountain

Every year on August 11 the sounds of the Divine Liturgy in the Orthodox St. Seraphim Feognost male hermitage are filling mountains in Kyzyl Zhar tract of Trans-Ili Alatau. The lord of the local diocese traditionally holds the celebratory...
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The waterfalls of Bear gorge

In chase of greatness, we very often overlook far more interesting things. Main routes endless crowds use seeking non-stop for cherished goals often pass the real discoveries for which they do not have enough time and curiosity. Bear gorge...
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Tattooed Eurasia

Tattoo as a means of seduction, communication and rise, has not came into vogue today. Body of primitive man was entirely covered with magical symbols and signs. The first explorers of the Pacific Islands have been amazed by the scale and...
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Otrar - our Troy in Syrdaria valley

Otrar-tyube, or "hill Otrar" is one of those classic "cakes", flacky clay filled with canned stories of dozen centuries; the great number of those scattered along the Syrdaria valley. The town is visible from afar, because it towers above...
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Charyn Canyon is our answer to America

Looking at the pictures people often mix up our Charyn Canyon with the Great Canyon in America. Indeed, if you do not go into detail - it seems similar. But the charm of nature, in fact, consists of small things, and without going into...
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Sherkala - the lion's fortress

Sherkala means for Mangishlak the same as the Eiffel Tower for Paris or the Statue of Liberty for New York. It is a Symbol and a Landmark.
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The shelter for the eternal love

The mausoleum of the two most celebrated Kazakh lovers – Kozy Korpesh and Bayan Sulu at the river Ayaguz – is the vivid example of our “typical” cult monument.
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The grove of dancing birches

The nature of Kazakhstan is striking not only with its diversity and primordial abundance, but also with its unique phenomenons, which arerarely occurring on the planet. One example of such a sight is the “grove of dancing birches” in the...
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Earth Space Harbor number 1

Anyone in the world would agree that the most unique place on the planet associated with space exploration is located in Kazakhstan. It is Baikonur, there was made the first in the history of Mankind launch of manned spacecraft into space.
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Wild foxes... are in Almaty?

Those days, when some foreigners have sincerely believed that on the Almaty streets you can easily meet a camel, are gone. The southern capital of Kazakhstan is getting known in the world as beautiful and modern city. But no one could ever...
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Alpine crown of Almaty

The route to many alpine peaks, crowning the Almaty scenery, goes through the Small Almaty gorge, nearest to the city, known far beyond the borders of Kazakhstan for its high-altitude skating rink "Medeo".
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Charyn for aesthetes

The most popular tourist spot on Charyn is "Valley of the Castles". The most picturesque and original place of the Charyn canyon, because of which exists an obsessive comparison with the Great Canyon on the Colorado River in US. Daring...
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Monument of Eternal bride

Some time ago the Great Silk Road passed near Taraz city, thousands of traders, travelers from different countries walked along the way. And today, this ancient land attracts tourists and lovers of antiques from all over the world....
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