Shymbulak, also known as Chimbulak is a ski resort near Almaty. It is the largest ski resort in Central Asia. It is located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain range, at an elevation of 2,200 metres above sea level. The resort area is about 25 kilometres south of Almaty city by Medeo road. It is popular for its mild climate, large quantity of sunny days and great amount of snow through the winter.
The Medeo, is an outdoor speed skating and bandy rink. It is located in a mountain valley on the south-eastern outskirts of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Medeu sits 1,691 metres above sea level. It consists of 10.5 thousand square meters of ice and utilizes a sophisticated freezing and watering system to ensure the quality of the ice.
Kok Tobe is a mountain in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city. There is a popular recreation area on top of the mountain. The mountain’s height is 1100 meters above sea level. Kok Tobe is one of the main landmarks in the city, and it is popular among visitors and tourists to Almaty.
Almaty Ascension Cathedral
The Ascension Cathedral, also known as Zenkov Cathedral, is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located in Panfilov Park in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Completed in 1907, the cathedral is made out of wood but without nails. Its height is 56 meters tall, and is claimed to be the second tallest wooden building in the world.
Almaty Central Mosque
Almaty Central Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Almaty, and in Kazakhstan. Designed for 7000 visitors, it was built on the site of the old mosque that dated to 1890 and caught fire in 1987. The foundation of the mosque was laid in 1993. Construction was completed in 1999.
Abay Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
Abay Opera House was built in Almaty in 1934 and named after Kazakh poet, composer, and philosopher Abay Qunanbayuli.
Founder (1934) and first director – Yevgeny Brusilovsky, who created eight national operas and a ballet (“Kyz-Zhibek”, “Yer-Targhyn”, “Aiman-Sholpan”, “Birzhan and Sara”, “Kamar-sulu” and others).
Over forty western and Kazakh pieces are performed, including operas, ballets and classical music performances. Another famous opera staged in the Abay Opera House – “Abay”, music by Akhmed Zhubanov and Latif Khamidi, libretto by Mukhtar Auezov.
Arasan Wellness & SPA
Arasan Wellness & SPA – a real palace of relaxation and cheerful mind, if you once visit then become obsessed to back again and again. It is a full-fledged infrastructure of the recreation, health and beauty. Arasan Wellness & SPA includes bathing complex, bath suite-rooms, hydropathic, department for detoxification programs, SPA-care and exotic massage, beauty studio, lobby-bar and SPA-boutique.
Big Almaty Lake
Big Almaty is natural alpine reservoir. It is located in the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains, 15 km south from the center of Almaty in Kazakhstan. The lake is 2511 meters above sea level
Charyn Canyon is a canyon on the Sharyn River in Kazakhstan (200 kilometres east of Almaty. The canyon is roughly 90 kilometres in length. It is part of the Charyn National Park (established on 23 February 2004). Over time, the canyon has gained colorful formations of varying shapes and sizes. Though it is much smaller than the Grand Canyon, it has been described as being equally impressive
Kolsay Lakes National Park
Kolsay Lakes National Park is located on the north slope of the Tian Shan Mountains, southeast Kazakhstan. Often referred to as “Pearls of Tien Shan”, the park’s main feature are the Kolsay Lakes located between the Raiymbek District and Talgar District of Almaty Region.
The scenic Lake Kaindy is also within the park.
Offering stylish rooms with great views, free Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour restaurant serving European and Turkish cuisine, this design hotel in Almaty is 5 km from the Atakent Exhibition Centre.
Overlooking Almaty and the Alatau Mountains, the rooms and suites at the 4-star Kazakhstan Hotel feature satellite TV, air conditioning, and soundproofed windows.
Guests can enjoy regional and international food in the classical-style Kazakhstan restaurant. The 24-hour pastry corner and lobby bar are other highlights at the Hotel Kazakhstan.
Located in the heart of Almaty city, this hotel comes with a restaurant, sauna and massage service. It features a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.
The Dostyk Hotel is the first national hotel brand of the 5-star category. The legendary Hotel, located in the heart of the city, keeps the spirit of old Alma-Ata. Being a legally protected architectural monument, the Hotel embodies the harmony of comfort, calmness and relaxing atmosphere with the latest trends and technologies that have become an integral part of the life of modern people.
The hotel is located in the historical center of Almaty – the largest megapolis in Kazakhstan, within walking distance to the consulates of many countries, the Opera and Ballet Theater, the Drama Theater and the Academy of Sciences, close to major shopping and entertainment centers, near classy restaurants and cozy cafes, Abay metro station. The cable car station leading to one of the best sights of Almaty – Kok-Tobe Mountain- is also within walking distance from the Hotel.