Almaty is Kazakhstan’s largest city and the capital of the south. As the former capital, Almaty is an economic, educational and cultural center with a population of over one million. Although it is a modern city, Almaty is surrounded by rich nature and has many tourist spots, and is known for being visited by a large number of tourists.
- Sightseeing Spot 1 : Tamgaly
- Sightseeing Spot 2 : Charyn National Park
- Sightseeing Spot 3 : Zenkov Church
- Sightseeing Spot 4 : Kolsay Lake
- Sightseeing Spot 5 : Altyn Emel National Park
- Sightseeing Spot 6 : Altyn Emel National Park
- Sightseeing Spot 7 : Green Bazaar
Almaty is a city located in the southern part of Kazakhstan.
The Almaty area was already inhabited as early as the 10th century B.C.E. In the Middle Ages, it was an oasis on the Silk Road, and trade flourished. In modern times, this area is under Russian control as Russia moves southward. In the 1900s, the airport was completed and the capital function was moved to this city, making it the largest city in Kazakhstan. It became the capital of Kazakhstan in 1991 and was moved in 1998.
Almaty has a continental climate with very hot summers and very cold winters. However, it is not hot and humid in the summer because the humidity is not so high. It snows a lot in winter. Temperatures range from -5°C to 40°C throughout the year.
Kazakh is the national language in Kazakhstan. Official languages are Kazakh and Russian.
Security is currently deteriorating. This is due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, causing prices to rise and residents who are struggling to live are protesting. Be aware of clashes between demonstrators and security forces.
Almaty is the most economically successful city. Turkish capital and Russian capital have flowed into the town, and many European and American fashion brand stores have also moved into the town. Today, the manufacturing industry is very developed.
Kazakhs account for 70%. Others include Russians, Uzbeks and Ukrainians.
Kazakhstan is over 70% Muslim. Others are non-religious and Christian.
Tenge is used in Kazakhstan.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Tamgaly
The Tamgaly rock paintings are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are more than 5000 rock paintings left in the mountainous area. There are also deified sun statues and things that show what life was like in those days.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Charyn National Park
A place called the Grand Canyon of Central Asia. It is a popular tourist attraction in Almaty and a place full of nature. You can enjoy easy trekking.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Zenkov Church
The Zenkov Orthodox Church was built in the early 20th century. It is a five-story building with a colorful exterior and luxurious interior. Many people take pictures in front of the church.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Kolsay Lake
A lake at an altitude of 2000m near the border with Kyrgyzstan. In addition to trekking around the lake, you can also enjoy riding horses and boats. It is located about 5 hours by car from Almaty.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Altyn Emel National Park
Altun-Emeri National Nature Park is home to many endangered species of flora and fauna in Kazakhstan. You may encounter rare animals and plants.
Sightseeing Spot 6 : Altyn Emel National Park
The Museum of Folk Musical Instruments displays traditional musical instruments from Kazakhstan, as well as folk instruments from around the world. There is also a video exhibition, so you can learn more about folk instruments.
Sightseeing Spot 7 : Green Bazaar
It is the largest central market in Almaty. Vegetables, spices, household goods, etc. are sold, and there are many local residents. The place is always busy.
Almaty has plenty of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Almaty International Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.