Almaty is one of the major and most beautiful cities of Kazakhstan that used to be a capital city till 1997. Nowadays, Almaty stays the cultural and economical center and the largest city of Kazakhstan, frequently called as Kazakhstan South capital.
09:00 Meet the guide and driver at the hotel inAlmaty.
Start sightseeing around Almaty includes visiting:
- Panfilov Park. The name of the Panfilov Park comes after the heroes of Panfilov. There is a big monument in commemoration of the heroic actions of 28 Almaty Soldiers who died in 1941 near Moscow.
- Zenkov Cathedral. Zenkov Wooden constructed Cathedral is one of the eight unique wooden buildings in the world. It is one of the few buildings to survive the 1911 earthquake, despite the fact it is built entirely of wood and constructed without nails;
- National Musical Instruments Museum. In the Museum of Musical Instruments, one can find various national musical instruments, the oldest of which is of the XVII century.
- Medeu, the World's largest speed skating rink known as Medeo.
At the end of the gorge there is a ski resort Shymbulak, situated at an altitude of 2.200 m above sea level. It is one of Central Asia's top skiing spots where one can take a cable car funicular to Shymbulak Ski resort.