Ak Orda

Nur-Sultan (Astana)

Grandiose building that houses the offices of the president of Kazakhstan. You can only admire it from the outside.

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1. Senate


One of the two towers of parliament.

2. Mazhilis

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One of the two towers of parliament.

3. Samryk-Kazyna

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Striking headquarters of Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund.

6. Ploshchad Poyushchykh Fontanov

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The eastern half of Nurzhol bulvar starts with this plaza, which springs to life with music-and-water shows at 9pm on summer evenings. Further east stand…

7. Bayterek Monument

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Nurzhol bulvar's centrepiece is this 97m-high monument, a white latticed tower crowned by a large glass orb. This embodies a Kazakh legend in which the…

8. Palace of Peace & Reconciliation

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This beautiful glass-and-steel pyramid was opened in 2006 as the home for the triennial Congress of World and Traditional Religions, hosted by Kazakhstan…