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Things to do in Astana

A list of the best and most inspiring things to do and attractions in Astana, the beautiful capital of Kazakhstan..

The Baiterek Tower

The Baiterek Tower is a monument and observation tower. A tourist attraction popular with foreign visitors and native Kazakhs alike, it is emblematic of the city, which became capital of the country in 1997. The Baiterek Tower is ranked No.1 on Trip Advisor among attractions in Astana.

Palace of Peace and Reconciliation

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation also called Pyramid of Peace and Accord, is a 77 m high building in Astana. The structure was built by Sembol Construction at a cost of 8.74 billion Kazakh tenge (about $58 million) and opened in late 2006.

Ethno-memorial complex "Atameken"

Ethno-memorial complex "Atameken" in Astana is a huge map displaying whole wealth of Kazakhstan in the miniatures. From Turkish "Atameken" means "Land of the ancestors." Mountains, hills, steppes, forests, lakes, symbolically denoted the biggest cities compose an original ensemble of this cultural centre. Decoratively formed model of the Caspian sea is an interesting part of the Map of Kazakhstan "Atameken"

Duman Entertainment Center

Duman Entertainment Center is an integrated entertainment complex comprising of the world's only oceanarium that is more than 3,000km away from the nearest ocean. It also features many entertainment options for children, including a 3D cinema, thematic zones, a petting zoo, souvenir shops and cafes. A must see for children and families.

Finding the best hotel options

There are several modern hotel options in Astana. By looking at the traveller reviews online, the Parkinn hotel in Astana seems like a nice choice. This new hotel in Astana, Kazakhstan is situated near the crossing to new city With Ishim River views and a location minutes from the bridge to the new city centre, the Park Inn by Radisson Astana offers a premier choice of hotel.

"Hazrat Sultan" - the largest mosque in Kazakhstan

On July 6, 2012 the largest mosque in Kazakhstan and Central Asia "Hazrat Sultan" was opened in the capital city. The building is constructed in the classic Islamic style using traditional Kazakh ornaments. The mosque standing on the right bank of the Yesil River is located near the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, and a monument "Kazakh Eli".

Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve

Kazakhstan steppes, system of small lakes and nature. Did you know that 3 of 5 major migration roots of passage birds go through Korgalzhyn? It is unbelievable, you can see so many types of birds at every turn. Swans, cranes, pelicans, pink flamingos and very many others