The country of Kazakhstan resembles a colourful mosaic wherein each piece comes alive as you experience it. With a perfect blend of a lively city culture that reflects a Europe like ambiance and a wildlife that is nothing short of an adventure trip, Kazakhstan is like a land built only for adventure and rewards to those who visit here.
Begin your journey at the oil rich city of Atyrau. Visit the exciting malls and the beautiful mosques that are located here before you travel ahead towards your next destination. Aktobe is the next place to visit. Travel through the different oil rich industrial areas before you reach the city of Kyzylorda. When you are here, do visit the majestic Regional Museum here. Next, travel ahead to Turkestan, which is one of the ancient towns of the country. This ancient city has a perfect blend between the ancient Persian culture and the Turkic nomadic culture. Taras is your next destination. Don’t forget to visit the Talas River valley and visit the remnants of the Bronze Age civilization. The capital city of Astana is your next destination. This modern day city is a perfect blend of old soviet architecture amongst the old city world charm. Karaganda is your next stop. While your trip through this city will be filled with different labour camps, the heart of the city is filled with liveliness through its civilization and amenities. Finish of your journey at Semey, which is home to the country’s rich cultural heritage and most notable for their eloquence and intellect.
With a rich culture and an upcoming culture, the attractions that are located here will leave you with a marvel like no other. A must see is the Ascension Cathedral. This late 19th century Orthodox Church is one of the most beautiful and colorful structures in the country. Another religious structure that is a must experience is the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. Built it in the early 12th century, this religious structure draws pilgrims from all over the world, especially across Central Asia. For an architectural beauty, do visit the majestic Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. This majestic structure stands as a peaceful expression of the spirit of Kazakhstan. Another architectural beauty that is a must view is the Bayterek. This tall popular tree like monument is also an observation tower.
Like its many attractions, the cuisines found here will leave you mesmerized as ever. You will find plenty of meats, potatoes, rice and pasta dishes to choose from. Some of the other meals that are must try are the beshbarmak, kazy, lagham, manty and plov. Don’t forget to try the shashlik or the baursaky. Vegetarians can also enjoy the special meals made from the local produce. For the beverages, you must try the Kumiss and Kumyran.
There are plenty of diverse activities one can do here. This includes tours along the local attractions or even hiking through the lush landscapes. You can even go to the ice rink or the ice ski resort for a bit of a chilled out adventure. If you are looking for some water sports, you can head to the coastal areas for entertainment and adventures alike.
Do plan your trip filled with fun and adventure. But at times, no matter how well you plan your trip, you will face unexpected mishaps and mayhem that will affect you. If you are unprepared for such events, you will face a situation where you will be in harm’s way. The best way to stay protected is with a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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