Almaty, Kazakhstan

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About Almaty

About Almaty

Why Visit Almaty

Surrounded by mountains, the beautiful Almaty should be your next destination while in Kazakhstan. With numerous museums, shops, bars, and restaurants and many more activities to enjoy, the city is a true cultural hub and a must-visit for every traveler.

Start your Almaty tour by visiting the Independence Monument located in the Respublika Alany Square. After admiring the statue of a man on a snow leopard, explore the monumental buildings surrounding the site, such as the Akimat House or the Presidential Residence.

After getting acquainted with the significance of the monument, delve even deeper into the history of the country at the Central State Museum. Providing numerous exhibitions and displays it depicts periods dating back to the Bronze Age even.

To explore the fun side of the customs in the area, make sure to include the Kazakh Museum of Folk Musical Instruments to your Almaty itinerary. This is not only a must-visit for musicians but a fun attraction for any traveler, featuring unique exhibitions and a one-of-a-kind exterior as well. 

Kazakhstan Museum of Arts is also worth exploring, however, make sure to find time to sample the local cuisine as well while on Almaty travel, as its mouth-watering dishes are also a huge part of the culture in the region.

One of the best places to find some local produce is the Green Market and as for some green spaces in the city, don't miss the chance to stroll around the Panfilov Park.


Best Things to Do in Almaty

  • Get amazed by the beauty of Kazakhstan mountains like Medeo and Kok Tobe
  • Take a couple of photos near the multicolored Ascension Cathedral
  • Find out more about local traditions in the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan