Nur-Sultan (Astana)

One of the two towers of parliament.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Nur-Sultan (Astana) attractions

1. Mazhilis

0.06 MILES

One of the two towers of parliament.

3. Samryk-Kazyna

0.13 MILES

Striking headquarters of Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund.

5. Ak Orda


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

6. Ploshchad Poyushchykh Fontanov


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

0.51 MILES

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. National Archive

0.63 MILES

The egg-domed National Archive stands just west of the Bayterek Monument.