Arbat Walking Street
Arbat Street or the Zhybek Zholy Street is Almaty’s main shopping street which is spread from Abylaikhan Avenue to Furmanov Street and is best explored on foot. While walking down, one can see the diversity of shopping in the area. While the street boasts of high branded shops like Mango and Zara, you can also find small and quaint shops.
This pedestrian shopping street is famous for having the TSUM Shop which is a cross between a department store and a bazaar and is mostly used by the local residents to fulfil their daily needs. And while walking if you want to relax, look no further because this street has all sorts of cafes and restaurants, from high dining to local food, you name it and this street has it.
To make it more beautiful, Arbat street is lined up with fountains and live sculptures and sculpture exposition. Local artists sell their masterpieces here which you can adorn on your walls. Add a little zing to it and you have live street musicians performing, dancing and people participating in impromptu flash mobs. Truly Arbat is one place which is always live and bubbling with life. So, go, enjoy and have fun!
Local artists are expert in live portrait paintings and can make it in a matter of minutes and they also conduct free trade of paintings.