Welcome to the world's largest landlocked Kazakhstan, as for most Danes is still unknown territory. Kazakhstan is in every way worth a visit and visitors are often surprised by what they see on the journey: a huge country more than 60 times as large as Denmark, with a rapidly developing and scenic landscapes and a diverse and fascinating people.
Indeed, Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world country in terms of area - and therefore larger than Western Europe. Neighboring Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and also adjacent to a major part of the Caspian Sea. Here you'll find almost all climatic zones: from glowing deserts to snowy mountains, which reach up to the clouds. Remains of ancient caravan routes of the Silk Road are still visible and reveals how the east was associated with the western world for several centuries ago.
The outside world has gradually become aware of Kazakhstan, in particular thanks to its oil. As the most economically advanced of the "Stan" - countries is post-Soviet Kazakhstan reinventing itself as a great prosperous and modern Eurasian nation.
The green, commercial and social center of Almaty has an almost European feel with its quality hotels, fancy shops, cozy cafes and streets flowing with BMW and Mercedes cars. In the northern part of the country develops the capital Astana with lightning speed as the future metropolis with a unique blend of Islamic, Western, Soviet and visionary architecture.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has led Kazakhstan since Soviet era, does not promote the political opposition, but he is successful in creating a peaceful and multiethnic nation. This makes him quite popular. The peripheral regions of the vast steppes of Kazakhstan offers a surprising adventure for the active traveler - the areas are still widely famous for its equestrian sport thanks nomad people.
Spend your ski holiday, go rafting and trekking or ride horseback in the spectacular Tien Shan or Alatau Mountains. See flamingos on steppe lakes or discover mysterious underground mosques near the Caspian Sea. Our eco-tourism programs in the most beautiful areas give our travelers the opportunity to stay with village families - or in a Yurt. People are still rare in these parts and a foreign guest is considered not only as a tourist. You will be received with a genuine hospitality and genuine kindness - and locals will often go far to help you.
Astana is a very beautiful capital city, there is diversity of astounding architecture, built by well known international architects and famous construction companies including by Norman Foster and BIG, Bjarke Engels. In Astana, there are parks with magnificent monuments, fantastic restaurants serving world cuisine, wide boulevards and tree lined avenues. Some might call it Dubai North, and it has also its similarities. Both towns are built on oil wealth. And if Dubai has its indoor winter - 'Wonderland' with snow in the desert, Astana has built its indoor tropical complex: a beautiful world of beautiful palm trees, heated beaches and generally the world's best water park!
Let Central Asia Tours show you the incredibly modern city and capital of Astana, which did not even exist 16 years ago!
Kazakhstan (Kazakh Respublikasy)
(Km2): 2.7 million.
Population: 16.7 million.
Capital: Astana (350,000)
Currency: Tenge (KZT)
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