Lonely Planet Writer

Astana to get huge ice slide ahead of 2017 Expo

A new ice slide is under contruction in Astana. Photos posted on Facebook showed the frame of the slide being built near the Mega-Astana shopping mall.

A snowy scene in Astana.
A snowy scene in Astana. Image by Liz Jones / CC BY-SA 2.0

At eight metres high and 40 metres long, the slide will purportedly be the largest ice structure in Kazakhstan when it is completed. A number of new structures have been under construction in Astana ahead of the 2017 World Expo, including an apartment block with a ski slope roof . Read more: inform.kz