Indricotherium - "is mother to all...

One of the first discoveries of the remains of the mysterious monster tall as three-storey house (popularizers calculated that under his belly could pass a military convoy, six people in a row) was made on the territory of Kazakhstan....
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Balkhash: the western sea at the east...

Balkhash for the Chinese, from whom the whole science of geography in our lands began, was “the Western sea” – Si-khai. And on the first European maps it was just “the Sea” – “Tenghiz”. For the Turks, inhabiting steppes, the large basin...
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Gorges of Zailiiski Alatau: Aksay

The river Aksay - about 70 km long – is situated westward of Almaty. It has its rise in the small Aksay glacier and in the plain it falls into another river – Kaskelen. In summer Aksay is quite a big and rapid mountain river, sometimes...
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Hipparion, the argymak of prehistoric...

Especially interesting fact is that one of the centers of hipparion fauna habitat was almost the whole territory of the modern Kazakhstan hundreds years ago.
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Big Almaty Lake (BAO)

Big Almaty Lake is located 2,510 m above sea level. It was formed by the moraine (glacial drift) of the large glacier that blocked the gorge in course of the Great Glacial Period.
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Taiga, Arctic, and apple orchards in...

Southern lands of Kazakhstan are a unique geographic margin, a distinct border, separating two orthographic extremes. To the north of the country, up to the very Arctic Ocean, there stretch the greatest plains and lowlands, and to the...
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Yermentau, the kingdom of the dancing...

Steppes are plains devoid of forests only in primary school books and in foreign tourists’ minds. If you peek at steppes closer, they are not devoid of woods that much. And not so plain. Oases like Borovoye, Zerenda, Karkaralinsk, Bayanaul...
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Shopan ata: a bottomless gap in time

In such poorly adjusted for life places as Mangyshlak people are particularly stubborn, as far as their traditions are concerned; they furiously preserve and protect it. Their culture is extremely conservative, that is why cultural layers...
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Впадина Карагие – загадка планеты

The Karagiye Depression, the Earth’s...

Eastward of the Caspian Sea shores, on the Mangyshlak peninsula, there is a unique place being at the fifth position in the top of our planet’s locations that are below sea level. This is the famous Karagiye Depression.
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The Shakpak ata cave mosque

Shakpak ata, an underground mosque, is a unique place worthy of the global attention, one of the most impressive monuments of Mangystau, a peninsula at the east coast of the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan.
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Borovoye as it was created by Allakh

Many people in Kazakhstan know about such mountains as Kokshe, or Sinyukha in Russian (it means ‘of blue colour’) and their pearl, Lake Borovoye. But, if you are interested in self-discovery and if you want to get to know Borovoye as it...
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