Top tourist attractions in Kazakhstan
Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Kazakhstan. Only the topmost tourist destinations are presented here. To see other destinations, please check the images from Kazakhstan section.
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Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center
Khan Shatyr is a giant transparent tent in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. The architectural project was unveiled by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on December 9, 2006. The 150m-high tent has a 200m elliptical base covering 140,000 square metres. Underneath the tent, an area larger than 10 football stadiums, is an urban-scale internal park, shopping and entertainment venue with squares and cobbled streets, a boating river, shopping centre, minigolf and indoor beach resort. The fabric roof is constructed from ETFE-cushions provided by Vector Foiltec suspended on a network of cables strung from a central spire. The transparent material allows sunlight through which, in conjunction with air heating and cooling systems, is designed to maintain an internal temperature between 15–30 °C in the main space and 19–24 °C in the retail units, while outside the temperature varies between −35 and 35 °C across the year. Following the construction of the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, a giant glass pyramid, the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center was the second national project in Astana designed by UK architect Norman Foster, and UK engineers Buro Happold led by Mike Cook. Construction documentation architects were Linea and Gultekin. The construction of the tent-city was the responsibility of the Turkish company Sembol.
Almaty Zoo is the state zoo of the city Almaty in Kazakhstan. The Almaty Zoo is one of the largest and oldest zoological parks in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Almaty zoo is a member of the Eurasian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The Karagandy Zoo is the state zoo of the city Karaganda in Kazakhstan. The Karagandy Zoo covers 107.5 acres, and is one of the largest and oldest zoological parks in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The zoo is best known as the home of the "talking" elephant Batyr until his death in 1993.
The Shymkent Zoo is the state zoo of the city Shymkent in Kazakhstan. It is one of the largest and oldest zoological parks in the country. From the total zoo's area of 54 hectares, under an exposition 34 hectares. The Shymkent Zoo contains more than 20 kinds of animals brought in the 'Red book'. 25% of requirements of forages for animals the zoo grow up on own earth, the area of 30 hectares.