Places to Visit for Vacation in Kazakhstan

Filed in Articles by on August 10, 2020

Vacation in Kazakhstan is a lovely thing, especially for those who have not visited the country before. Being one of the ninth-largest countries in the world, it has plenty of things for tourism.

Vacation in Kazakhstan

The country is full of wonderful things and places that will make your vacation a memorable one. Kazakhstan, a Central Asian country and former Soviet republic, extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains at its eastern border with China and Russia.

Kazakhstan is a destination that many travelers have put on their bucket list. Start bag-packing today and go have a lovely time in Kazakhstan.

Top Places to Visit in Kazakhstan

Here are the best places to visit for your vacation in Kazakhstan:

1. Lake Kaindy – a Natural Dam

Situated at an altitude of 2000 m, Lake Kaindy is a 400 m-long lake. Due to an earthquake in 1911, an enormous landslide led to the formation of this lake. The natural calamity caused the occurrence of a natural dam in the gorge amidst spruce trees.

The forest submerged as water started to flood in the basin. The temperature of the lake goes up to 6 degrees Celsius maximum in summer.

This lake is one of the best tourist places in Kazakhstan and should be included in every explorer’s bucket list.

2. Shymkent

If you are looking for a secluded place in Kazakhstan that is not crowded with tourists, then you must spend some time in Shymkent.

You will find some of the cheapest places to stay which are away from the hustle and bustle on the streets.

3. Lake Balkhash

Located 600 miles to the east of the Aral Sea, the lake is a major source of hydroelectric projects in the country and a notable Kazakhstan place to visit.

The lake is high and rocky towards the northern banks and one can spot plenty of ancient rock-cut traces there. Lake Balkhash once was a prominent place of breeding for marine life that included as many as 20 species of fish.

Over the period, some of the species died owing to the depreciating quality of lake water. Sazan, sturgeon, eastern bream, pike, and Aral barbel are the fish species reintroduced into the lake.

4. Nomad’s Land

Nomad’s Land is situated in the middle of the Kazakh steppe and beside the Ili River.

It is a famous film set that was left abandoned after the shooting of the French/Kazakh movie, ‘Nomad’. You can visit this place to see some historical pictures and selfies at the place.

5. Astana

The wonderful capital city of Kazakhstan stands as a living example of a modernized nation and presents popular Kazakhstan tourist attractions.

With plenty of corporate business centers and multi-story buildings around, the architecture of this  Bayterek Tower or visit Duman Recreational Complex city will mesmerize you for sure.

Catch the magnificent panoramic view of Astana city from the top of the 105-meter which is the ultimate pit-stop for all art lovers, there’s a lot to do in Astana.

As a country in the defunct Soviet Union, Kazakhstan is a nice place to visit for vacation. Kindly make plans for the country in your next holidays.

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