Kazakhstan railway seeks to create a hotel on wheels for tourists

A railway company in Kazakhstan is seeking to create a new tourist train line that it says would be a ‘hotel on wheels’.

Astana, Kazakhstan.

Astana, Kazakhstan. Image by Ken & Nyetta / CC BY 2.0

The Turan Express rail company has applied for subsidies from the Kazakh government to build the line, which would take in a number of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Turan Express initially said the route being considered was Khorgos – Almaty – Taraz – Shymkent – Turkestan – Kyzylorda – Baikonur – Astana. If approved, the company said it believes the line would benefit foreign visitors as well as domestic tourists, including families and students. Read more: astanatimes.com 

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