Things to do and places to visit in almaty

Are you fond of ice skating or shopping or just looking at old historical monuments, well, then you are at the right place. Yes, Almaty has a lot of things for everyone and for all age groups, so if at one moment you feel like seeing the natural beauty, then head to the Big Almaty Lake or just shop to your heart’s content at the Arbat Walking Street. So, when in Almaty, do try everything.

koktobe
koktobe

Kok Tobe is highest point in the city of Almaty standing on a 1100 m hill at the south-east edge of the city. It is worth a visit to Kok Tobe because of its panoramic view of the city from all directions.

koktobe
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Shymbulak Ski Resort

The Shymbulak Ski resort is located in the picturesque Zailiuskiy Alwatau mountains, 2260 m above sea level and is around 25kms outside the Almaty City with an average temperature of 25 degrees.

Shymbulak Ski Resort
Medeu Ice Rink
Medeu Ice Rink

The Medeo ice rink is the highest mountain sports complex at an altitude of 1691 m above sea level and with an ice surface of 10.5 thousand sq. m which can be used for ice skating, ice hockey and figure skating.

Medeu Ice Rink
President Park
First President Park

As the name suggests, the First President Park is named after the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and was opened to the general public on November 2011.

President Park
Big Almaty Lake
Big Almaty Lake

One of the major tourist attractions is the Big Almaty Lake and one should not miss it at all when visiting this beautiful country. The Big Almaty Lake is located in the gorge of Bolshaya Almatinka River.

Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral
Ascension Cathedral

Also, known as the ‘Zenkov Cathedral’, Ascension Cathedral is one of the most beautiful, magnificent and architectural monument of the city of Almaty with the height of 56 meters and is located in the green Panfilov Park of Almaty.

Ascension Cathedral
Arbat walking street
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.

Arbat walking street
panfilov park
Panfilovets’ Park

Panfilovets’ Park is a large and attractive rectangular park in Central – East Almaty in the area surrounding the Zenkov Cathedral. Its Almaty’s most popular strolling and picnic places for people of all ages.

Panfilovets’ Park
Baiken Mosque
Baiken Mosque

Another attraction to be seen in this wonder place called Almaty is the Baiken Mosque. The Mosque was opened on 5th December 2014 on the pursuit of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Baiken Mosque
republic square
Republic Square

Republic Square or The New Square is Almaty’s main and central squares which is used for public events. This square had the former Presidential Palace which is now used as Municipal offices.

Republic Square
Mahatma Gandhi statue
Mahatma Gandhi statue

One thing you would find in every country of the world is the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in some form or the other, be it just a bust of the Father of Nation or a full-length Statue, Mahatma Gandhi in any form is an inspiration for everyone.

Mahatma Gandhi statue
The monument of independence
The monument of independence

The Monument of Independence or the Golden Warrior Monument is located in the Republic Square of Almaty and stands in a 91 feet tall column and shows the independence of Kazakhstan, its people and the role of the city of Almaty when it was the capital until 1997.

The monument of independence
republic square
palace of the republic

The Palace of the Republic is located in the Almaty City Centre at the intersection of Dostyk and Abay Streets and is one of the main and largest concert halls in not only Almaty but Kazakhstan too.

palace of the republic
chocolate factory
Rakhat Chocolate Factory

Are you in love with chocolates or do you have a massive sweet tooth, don’t worry because there is one place in Almaty which you would love to visit- The Rakhat Chocolate factory.

Rakhat Chocolate Factory
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