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Aksu Zhabagly

 
Aksu Zhabagly The home of tulips, Zhabagly village is a community-based ecotourism destination in Southern Kazakhstan . Lying at the foot of the West Tien Shan Mountains , Zhabagly is the gateway to Aksu-Zhabagly State Natural Reserve. It is located in the western extremity of Talasski Alatau ridge and ranges at elevations from 1100m to 4236m. The oldest protected area in Central Asia , Aksu-Zhabagly nature reserve is home for 1279 species of plants, 51 species of mammals, including the rare snow leopard, and tien-shan white-clawed bear, and many species of birds. Zhabagly is a part of Community-Based Ecotourism (CBE) development program in Kazakhstan . The CBE groups provide inexpensive, quality service and use part of their...
 

Almaty

 
Almaty Almaty (uhl-muh-TEE, former Alma-Ata) is the former capital of Kazakhstan. It is the most populated city in Kazakhstan at present. Its population is almost two million people. Even though Astana (then Akmola) became the capital in 1995; Almaty is often called the Southern Capital. It can be rightfully called the most beautiful city in the country. The history of Almaty is not very long. In comparison with other cities in Central Asia it is quite young. It was founded in 1854 by Russians in the valley of Almaty and was just a fort at first. Its name was Zailisky, then it was named Verny. In 1921 it became Alma-Ata and in 1929 it became the capital of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1993 it became Almaty. ...
 

Astana

 
Astana Astana (us-tuh NUH) is the capital of Kazakhstan. The name of the city is translated from Kazakh as the capital city. It became capital in September of 1995. Like many cities in Kazakhstan, Astana changed its name several times. In the 1800 it was called Akmola, according to the most popular version it means a white tomb. The name was given by the Russians who founded a fortress with this name. By 1870s Akmola was a place where merchants from Russia, China and central Asia came to trade cattle and agricultural products. It is worth mentioning that the city is located on the legendary Silk Road. After the Great October Socialist Revolution and establishment of the Soviet power the name was russified and Akmola ...
 

Lake Markakol

 
Lake Markakol Markakol is a mounatin lake located in Eastern Kazakhstan. The easiest way to go there is by helicopter. A car trip might be a little dangerous because of the road conditions. However, if you like roller coasters, you will get the feeling. You will have a steep mountain slope on one side and an abyss on the other. Half way to the top you will see the Chinese border which is covered with sand and looks like a limitless desert. Once you are on the top, you will see beautiful forests and will breath clean air drenched with the smell of pines and fur-trees. The plain that you left behind was dry and hot, and dusty. Here you have calm, moisture and cool air. From there, it is about an hour to the lake which looks like ...
 

 

 

 

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