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City Guide : AlmatyStanding as the former capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty is the most populous city of the country. The city is the financial, business, commercial, economic and cultural capital of Kazakhstan. With its name meaning “the Father of Apples”, Almaty is the city of apples. Expanding between Zailiysky Alatua Mountains and plains, the city is placed at the foot of Tien Shan Mountains. In clear weather, the mountains are seen from every part of the city.
Tourist AttractionsZenkov Cathedral placed at the 28 Panfilov was built in 1904. With its magnificent wall paintings and interior decorations, the cathedral is one of the eight most splendid wood buildings in the world.
Medeo is a photographic valley placed at 15 km above the city. This natural splendor is home to one of the largest speed skating rinks of the world and a fantastic architectural dike.
Arasan Baths placed opposite Panfilov Park is bathhouse building including Finnish, Turkish and Russian baths.
Central State Museum placed near the Presidential Palace has a wealthy collection of Kazakhstan history. Reflecting the country's archaeological heritages and ancient cultural life, the museum is home to many exhibition halls. Museum of National Musical Instruments situated next to Panfilov Park harbors a great range of national musical instruments. You have the chance of listening the tunes of these instruments.
A great deal of glamorous parks and squares are found at the city. Republic Square, 28 Panfilov Guardsmen Square and Central Park (Gorky Park) are among the most popular open spaces of Almaty.
Culture & EntertainmentAlmaty stands as the culture center of Kazakhstan. A great deal of valuable theaters placed at the city is home to various theatrical performances including opera, ballet, drama and contemporary plays. To mention one, Almaty's Ballet Theater is one of the significant architectural and theatrical places. Abai Opera and Ballet Hall is a splendid cultural center offering the best genuine productions.
Kazakh State Orchestra and Kazakh State Chamber Orchestra are placed at Almaty. These are the fundamental orchestras of the country.
Chimbulak Ski Center is one the genuine centers of its type. Mountain skiing is a great leisure activities to be performed at the city.
Charyn canyon placed at 175 km east of Almaty is a gorgeous place with its colorful and alluring stone formations. The Charyn River formed this magnificent canyon by carving the steppe of the Tian Shan.
Food & DrinkAlmaty is home to many best restaurants offering a great range of delicacies from both Kazakh and world cuisine. The city has a diversified cuisine including Indian, American and Chinese restaurants. Zelyony Bazaar is one of the best locations to taste from the popular local cuisine.
The best local examples from the city cuisine;
Baursak (bread dough cooked in deep fat), plov (rice with meat, carrots and onions), laghman (noodle and lamb soup), shashlik (lamb kebabs), beshbarmak (braised horse-meat), burmeh (roasted lamb), and kumys (fermented horse milk)...
ShoppingPromenade Fashion Center is one of the most significant shopping centers of the city. A great range of fashionable choices are existed to choose from. This shopping place is a must for the shopping lovers to make use of the city's shopping world.
TSUM (ZUM) is the most popular department store of Almaty. Especially, you will find electronic devices and souvenirs at this store.
Dostyk Ave and Arbat St. are two of the best parts of the city offering a great range goods via many shopes.
The markets of the city are popular. Green Bazaar, Zelyony Bazaar and Barakholka Flea Market are the most popular shopping markets of the city. Green Bazaar is the biggest bazaar in the city.
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Ticket Sales Offices : Almaty
|THY Sales Office - Almaty|
|Address||FURMANOVA STR. NO: 100 G ALMATY / KAZAKHSTAN|
|Phone||+ 7 727 33 33 849|
|Address||ALMATI, MAILIN CAD, 2, AKSUNKAR OTEL, OFIS 115|
|Phone||+7 727 383 85 86|
|Fax||007 (727) 2573270|
|Address||Business Centre Rixos Almaty Hotel - Almaty, 050012, Republic of Kazakhstan|
|Phone||+7 727 257 40 64|
Almaty : Airport Information
Address : JSC “Almaty International Airport”, 2, Mailina St., Almaty, 050039, Kazakhstan Phone : +7 (727) 270-3333
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