Aktau attractions

Memorial in Aktau

WWII Memorial

This striking war memorial consists of an eternal flame, surrounded by five enormous white panels that make an enormous open yurt, with each panel inscribed with sorrowful scenes from each year of the war.
Museum in Aktau

Regional Museum

Though there's no English labelling, this museum has moderately interesting exhibits focusing on regional history and ecology. These range from pickled Caspian fish and Stone, Bronze and Iron age implements to the K…
Natural Feature in Aktau


From the MiG fighter plane memorial you can descend steps to the breezy seafront, a mixture of low cliffs, rocks and thin sandy strips, with assorted cafes and bars that are lively in summer (when some of them doubl…
Statue in Aktau

Taras Shevchenko Statue

The statue of Ukrainian poet and exile Shevchenko stands on the boundary between Mikrorayons 4 and 5, looking mournfully out to sea.
Memorial in Aktau

MiG Fighter Plane

This fighter plane from WWII sits on the concrete plinth overlooking the sea, in between Mikrorayons 7 and 9.