Almaty - the Southern Capital of Kazakhstan
This city is called the Southern capital of Kazakhstan or the garden-city. Both names are justified: Almaty used to be the capital of the country from 1929 to 1997. In the spring, the city looks like a fairy place, covered in bloom of numerous fruit trees, making it unique and exquisite.
Almaty is also considered the cultural center of the country. It has over 270 cultural organizations: theaters, concert halls, museums, philharmonics, orchestra halls, etc. Visitors also will easily find outdoor activities for any taste: skiing and skating in winter recreation parks, hot air balloon riding, panoramic tram rides, rock climbing or simply observing the spectacular views of the Kazakh nature. In the evening you can change the scene by visiting one of the multiple nightclubs or casinos located there.
All your needs will be met by a wide range of restaurants and hotels, which offer modern products and an extensive menus, from local cuisine to continental.