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Nur-Sultan is a city known today as the capital of Kazakhstan. So young, and to be honest – very young. Now let’s try to tell you where this beauty came from. No, you should hear it again during the tour, of course. To hear and see!
The starting point of the tour is the monument to Kenesary Khan – the last Kazakh Khan, the grandson of Abylai Khan, who led the national liberation movement of the Kazakhs, seeking to restore the Khan’s power, abolished after the annexation of the Russian Empire.
Then you will walk along the embankment of the Ishim river, which divides the city into two parts: the right and left banks. After all, where, no matter how here you can be so close to the origins of the city’s history. Walking along the embankment, you will reach the city Park. It is located on the embankment of the river Yesil (Ishim) in the heart of the capital.
On the territory of the Park there is a summer amphitheater, an outdoor concert venue where various events (concerts, Championships, competitions and other entertainment) are held. You will also walk along the new Atyrau pedestrian bridge. It resembles a huge miracle fish, whose scales shimmer in the sun.
After the walk, you will visit the former main square in front of the mayor’s office. Previously, the administration of the regional center of Tselinograd was located in the building of the akimat. The Windows of the First Residence of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan also looked out here. Now this building houses the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
You will look into the square in front of the Museum, where you will see 186 historical pictures of the First President of Kazakhstan in the open air. Some of them are unique because they haven’t been displayed anywhere before.
In continuing the tour you will go to Independence square, where attractions such as the monument “Kazakh Eli” monument with bird Samruk at the top represent the independence of our country and the people, National Museum of Kazakhstan, which holds priceless artifacts that comprise its General Fund. These are archaeological finds of several mounds, Botay settlement and ancient cities located on the Kazakh territory, the Palace of Independence, the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, which is the venue for various international and state events, as well as the Hazret Sultan mosque-a major mosque in Central Asia. The building itself resembles an Oriental Palace and is the most beautiful architectural monument in the city of Nur-Sultan.
Then you will drive to the left Bank of the city, where the main streets and sights of the city are located: the Astana Opera and ballet theater, the Astana-Baiterek monument, the main attraction of the city, symbolizing the Kazakhs ‘ idea of the universe, the height of the monument – 97 meters, means the year of renaming the capital to Astana, EXPO-2017 – an international exhibition held in the city in the summer of 2017. The main legacy of EXPO-2017 is a huge sphere called “Nur Alem” and so on.
The tour will end at the Khan Shatyr shopping center, which is the largest tent in the world.