On our way: Kazakhstan
We’ve done some reasearch on all the countries we’re going to drive through and that made our trip even more exciting. Check out what we might see in:
|1. Atyrau, see more photos
Port on the Caspian Sea and the pier on the Ural River. The city on the right bank of the river is in Europe and the city on the left bank of the river is in Asia.
|2. Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve, see more photos
The fantastic Aksu-Zhabagly state natural reserve is situated 1000 to 4000m (3280 to 3120ft) above sea level. This scenic 750 sq. km area of hills is listed in UNESCO biosphere.
|3. Taraz, see more photos
Well known as the ancient city which is more than 2000 years old. Once it was famous as capital of Karakhan State and now it has become one of the fast growing cities of Kazakhstan.
|4. Almaty, see more photos
This largest city of the country boasts modern architecture, wide streets, cool fountains, parks and squares, spectacular mountain views particularly in spring and autumn.
|5. Ile-Alatau National Park, see more photos
The park is located on the northern slopes of the Zailiisky Alatau and is a favorite relaxation spot for Almaty residents and guests of the southern capital. The park’s main attraction is its untouched nature.
|6. Charyn Canyon, see more photos
An 80 km Canyon located on the Charyn River, Charyn Canyon is also popular as the “little brother of the Grand Canyon”. It is the second largest canyon in the world.
|7. Lake Balkhash, see more photos
The unique lake (half saline and half fresh water) is situated in the central Kazakhstan is one the largest lakes in the world.
|8. Bayanaul National Park, see more photos
Very popular as a vacation destination for residents of Pavlodar. Three freshwater lakes namely Toraygir, Sabyndykol, and Jasybay are situated in the park.
|9. Astana, see more photos
The capital and second largest city experiencing an economical boom with some of the greatest building projects.
|10. Borovoye Lake, see more photos
The shores of this lake always gets crowded with tourists as it comprises lots of restaurants, beaches, stores and dance halls to entertain the visitors.
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