The Caspian coast is located in the southwestern part of the country. Among all the resorts of the Caspian Sea, Aktau stands out with a large selection of hotels and interesting architectural buildings. Here, festivities take place on the waterfront.
It is already warm and sunny in Almaty during Nauryz. Here are 10 places in the city for those who are looking for interesting leisure activities, contemporary art, local brands and out-of-the-ordinary events.
Katon-Karagai is a unique place in Eastern Kazakhstan. The picturesque village is located at the base of the Sarymsakty mountain. There is a national natural park and reserve here. The area is unique in that the mountain peaks are ideally combined with lakes, forests with alpine meadows, rivers with large rocks. Bears, deer, ermine and many other rare species of animals are found in the reserves.
Long weekends are a great opportunity to visit the capital of Kazakhstan. Just dress warmly. Follow the link for the most interesting locations that will be of interest to guests of Astana.
Issyk-Kul is an endorheic lake in Kyrgyzstan. Located in the northeastern part of the country. The increased salt content and the mild climate do not allow the lake to freeze even at sub-zero temperatures. In spring, Issyk-Kul is still cold for swimming. But there is a unique opportunity to see rare birds - white-tailed eagles, swans, and flamingos.
Another city where it is warm in March and you can walk.
We recommend starting a walk around the city from Ala-Too Square — this is the main square of Kyrgyzstan, located in the center of Bishkek. All hiking trails start from here.
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Karakol is a small town in Kyrgyzstan. It is located in the eastern part of the region, at the foot of the Teskey-Alatoo ridge. The architecture of the city reflects the many cultures and traditions of the peoples who inhabited this territory at different times. In Karakol there are such sights as: a park-reserve, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Dungan mosque and not only. Also on the territory of Karakol there is a ski base.
Ala-Archa is located in the Chui region.
Ala-Archa is famous for its nature: vast spruce forests, numerous springs and rocks. Flora and fauna of mountain steppes and forests prevail here. There are such rare animals as vulture, snow leopard, kumai, Turkestan lynx.
Khiva is a city-museum under the open sky. It is located in the northwest of Uzbekistan. Most of the sights of Khiva are concentrated in the center - Ichan-kale. The city has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Khiva is the center of modern handicrafts and arts.
In Tashkent, we recommend visiting the Tashkent TV Tower. This building is the tallest in Central Asia. At an altitude of about 100 meters in the TV tower, you can visit the observation deck, and a little higher the restaurant hall, where you can enjoy panoramic views and dine. There are guides who guide visitors through the interior, including the museum.
Another recommendation is Alisher Navoi National Park. Here you can enjoy boating, cycling and roller skating. There are many buildings and monuments on the territory of the national park: the Navoi monument, the Wedding Palace, the Navruz restaurant, the Istiklol concert hall. The park even has its own railroad.
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Samarkand is one of the most famous historical cities of Uzbekistan. The caravans of the Great Silk Road once passed here. Samarkand is a city of sights. The famous square of the city and a visiting card is the Registan. Samarkand has a large number of museums, mosques, mausoleums, parks, bazaars and more.
The fortress is built entirely of baked bricks and consists of two cylindrical towers with gates and structures around the walls. The nature of the Hissar valley is unique. It is surrounded on all sides by mountain peaks. Rivers flow through the territory of the valley: Shirkent, Kafirnigan and Karatag.
It is called the lake of Alexander the Great. This mountain lake is located on the northern slopes of the Gissar Range. In addition to the lake itself, there are several attractions here: Snake Lake, which is inhabited by many snakes, the 43-meter Fan Niagara waterfall.