Astana is a modern city with a favorable environment attractive for tourists and comfortable for residents and guests of the Kazakh capital to live in.
Astana’s design and atmosphere indicate an aspiration of Kazakhstan to the future. The Kazakhstan young capital is very modern and bright. The ingenious architectural projects which use advanced technologies and design, super modern hotels, business-centers, original architecture of buildings reflect city’s bold ambitions and gushing energy. Astana, like any other modern capital, has a wide choice of restaurants and cafés, as well as parks, museums, theaters and cinema theaters which are interesting for a tourist to visit.
Where to go in Astana?
BAITEREK The monument embodies the Kazakh people’s idea of the universe. The tower construction symbolizes three universe bases – underground, earthly and heavenly worlds. DUMAN is the first and the only one such type of Aquarium in the CIS. More than 2,000 of sea inhabitants from different parts of the world, the representatives of 100 species of sea fauna , live there. KHAN SHATYR is a huge city’s shopping and entertainment center. It is the world’s largest marquee: its height along the spire is 150 meters, and total area is 127,000 sq.m.
HAZRAT SULTAN MOSQUE is the largest mosque in Central Asia that occupies the area of 11 ha, which is able to house up to 10,000 people. The mosque was named in honor of Khoja Ahmed Yassawi. PALACE OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION is one of the main attractions of Astana. The Pyramid includes a concert-opera hall, conference hall, exhibition galleries and green house. BALLET THEATER The main feature of the theater is a unique multi-genre repertoire, which is continuously replenished by masterpieces of world’s and domestic classics and original choreographic production.
ATAMEKEN is the ethno-memorial complex that displays the whole wealth of Kazakhstan in miniatures. The territory has an area of 2 football fields. NATIONAL MUSEUM is the largest museum in Central Asia with its area of 74,000 sq.m. Exhibit space occupies 14 rooms with a total area of over 14,000 sq.m. CIRCUS has over 300 circus performers, including both young artists with modern numbers, and honored circus artists, the winners of different international competitions.
KORGALZHIN NATIONAL PARK is the unique site of wetland, which is inhabited by 300 species of birds, including rare species such as pink flamingo. ASTANA EXPO 2017 is the International Specialized Exhibition with the main theme “Energy of the Future”, where take part 100 countries and more than 10 international organizations. MEGA SILK WAY is the biggest shopping center in Astana with 140,000 sq.m., which offers more than 50 world brands such as Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Zara, Armani Jeans, Levi’s®, and so on.