Khan Tengri Expedition (7010m)
A technical high altitude expedition in the Tian Shan mountain range
The city's best museum stands 300m up Furmanov from Respublika alanghy. The Central State Museum takes you through Kazakhstan's history...
Experienced agency offering treks, horse riding, rafting and bird-watching tours lasting one to two weeks for €400 to €1100.
The intriguing Geology Museum is in the bowels of a building opposite the Hotel Kazakhstan. The country's mineral wealth is on display,...
Fashionable pre-club bar with décor inspired by Vogue magazine - old-gold drapes, grapefruit-toned couches.
Good-value Russian food in a rustic, log-walled setting.
This broad ceremonial square at the high southern end of Almaty, created in Soviet times, is a block uphill from Abay. The focal point is the attractive Monument to Independence. The stone column is surmounted with a replica of the Golden Man standing on a winged snow leopard, and is flanked at its base by fountains and two bas-relief walls depicting scenes from Kazakhstan's history.
Overlooking the square from the south is the neoclassical-style city government building and, at the southeast corner opposite the Central State Museum, a large official Presidential Residence (Furmanov 205). You can reach the square on bus No 2 or 63 or marshrutka Nos 526, 528 or 537 going up Furmanov from Gogol.
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