Roads and distances in Kazakhstan
Replies: 4 - Last Post: May 2, 2013 6:22 PM Last Post By: merrijigger
Nov 17, 2012 7:01 AM
Nov 17, 2012 7:11 AM
1Roads are long and poorly maintained. The country is as large as Western Europe with about 20,000,000 people so except for a few big cities the land is empty. Small villages dot the landscape, but they are far apart. This is steppe lands with few or no trees.
I would carry my own supply of boiled water, no need to get sick there.
Nov 21, 2012 12:17 AM
2Almost all roads between large cities are now in very good condition. Back roads and less frequented secondary roads are not there yet. You can have a look here for more information about driving in Kazakhstan .
Nov 27, 2012 4:13 AM
3Came back last week from 2 weeks in K'stan, took the bus from Almaty to Aralsk then train back . Main Roads are pretty good , not as good as Xinjiang , suitable for ord. cars, I didn't get off the beaten track till going to the Aral sea when you need a 4x4. Distances are big , bus journeys pretty much as in LP. make sure you have a full tank before you leave any town as there are not many petrol stations in between. on the route I took there were few villages between towns after Turkestan. Get a GIZI (Hungarian) map for Central Asia , gives all the major road distances as well as physical features. Good Luck.
May 2, 2013 6:22 PM
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