Almaty travel blog

Tamgaly Petroglyphs

The World Heritage–listed Tamgaly petro- glyphs are the most impressive of many petroglyph groups in southeastern Kazakhstan. Set in a lushly vegetated canyon in an otherwise arid region near Karabastau village, 170km northwest of Almaty, they number more than 4000 separate carvings from the Bronze Age and later, in several groups. The varied images include sun-headed …

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Kolsay Lakes tour

Kolsay lakes – three high mountain lakes, surrounded by tall pine trees in the gorge named Kolsay. Air is fresh, nature is beautifull here. Altitude of the lakes from the lowest to the highest – 1 818m, 2 252 m. and 2 850 m. above sea level.

Shymbulak Tour

One of must see places in Almaty. Shymbulak cable car road will bring you to the Talgar Pass where you will get the stunning views of high mountains and all Almaty city from the heihgt of a bird flight.

Charyn Canyon Tour

200 kilometers from Almaty there is a second world’s largest canyon – Charyn. See Valley of Castles – one of the most intereting parts of the Canyon.

Travelling Almaty by bus – saving money!

Taking a bus is most economy way of travelling around Almaty. Bus costs is only 80 tenge which is less than 20 pence. From the airport you can take the bus number 92.

Kolsay Lakes

Kolsay Lakes is one of the most beautiful places in Kazakhstan  300 km from Almaty . They are called a blue necklace of Northern Tien Shan. In the Kazakh language “Kolsay” means “a lake in the valley”. All three lakes are located in the eastern part of the Kungei Tau gorge. The lakes are located …

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Kapchagai Lake

It is hot in Almaty in summer. Dry air, temparutre 30 to 40 degrees. It is no wonder why Kapchagai Reservoir is so popular among locals. Just about 70 kilometers from Almaty. New highway road. It will take around an hour to get to the water. Kapchagai is also known as one of Kazakhstan’s two …

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Charyn Canyon

The Charyn Canyon is one of the most popular places around Almaty. It is located 200 km. east of Almaty about 3 hours drive by car. Many people compare it to the Grand Canyon of California. Of course, sizewise it’s smaller than the Grand Canyon, hence the nick name “little brother of the Grand Canyon”. The …

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The Green Bazar in Almaty

Noicy, crowded and popular place in Almaty. Local people visit the bazar to buy natural, fresh food. Tourist come to the Green Bazar to buy all kinds of nuts, dried fruits and honey. One kilo of walnut or dried fruits would cost around 10 – 15 dollars. Honey will be 8 dollars per kilo. Price …

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