Palace of Independence

Nur-Sultan (Astana)

The rather squat Palace of Independence is well worth a visit especially for its huge scale model of how Nur-Sultan is planned to look in 2030. It also holds an interesting ethnographic hall which stages temporary exhibitions, such as one featuring the psychedelic art of Bakhtybek Talkambayev. English-language tours are available if you call in advance.

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