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Aug/16

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Beautiful Scenery of Kolsai Lakes

Kolsai (Kulsai) lakes is a system of three lakes located in the northern Tien Shan in Kolsai Gorge, in Raiymbek district of the Almaty region, 10 km north of the border with Kyrgyzstan and 330 km south-east of Almaty, at an altitude of about 1,800 m, 2,200 m and 2,800 m above sea level.

The lakes, surrounded by pine forests, are known as “the pearl of the Northern Tien Shan.” The depth of the lakes can reach 50 meters.

Kolsai Lakes, Kazakhstan, photo 1

the beauty of pristine nature

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Aug/16

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Astana in reflections

In 1998, Kazakhstan’s Supreme Council adopted a resolution on the transfer of the capital from Almaty to Astana.

After that, the city experienced unprecedented growth, a lot of modern architectural and urban planning projects completely changed the look of Astana. The population increased from 270 thousand people in 1996 to 1 million in July 2016.

Astana in reflections, Kazakhstan, photo 1

the beauty of Astana

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The beach in Golubaya (Blue) Bay is located on the Mangyshlak Peninsula, in the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan. The beaches of this bay are considered one of the most beautiful places on the peninsula.

You can get here, after leaving the city of Aktau in the direction of the town of Fort-Shevchenko located to the north-west. Golubaya Bay is a perfect combination of clean golden beaches and azure turquoise sea.

Beach in Golubaya Bay, Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful wild beach

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Aktau Mountains, located in Altyn Emel National Park in the south-east of Kazakhstan in the Almaty region, is a unique natural monument.

These colorful chalky hills, formed from bluish-gray sandstone and red clay, interspersed with yellow and pink cornelian, jasper and white quartz, reminiscent of a layer cake. Photos by: Sergey Terekhov.

Aktau Mountains, Kazakhstan, photo 1

amazing mountains

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Central Kazakhstan, the cradle of ancient nomadic civilizations, consists of vast steppes and rocky oases, filled with the breath of pine needles.

Among the latter, we should mention Kent Mountains located in the Karaganda region, one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world. Photos by: Alexandr Kuznetsov.

Kent Mountains, Central Kazakhstan, photo 1

wonderful landscapes

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Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, located in Karaganda, is the largest Catholic church in Kazakhstan. The cathedral was built on the model of the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.

The solemn consecration of the cathedral was carried out September 9, 2012. In the warm season, it also hosts concerts of organ, symphonic and choral music.

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Jul/16

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Karaganda Regional Central Mosque

Karaganda Regional Central Mosque is the fourth largest mosque of Kazakhstan in size and capacity after two mosques in Astana and one in Almaty.

It can accommodate up to 4,000 people, 3,200 in the main hall on the second floor and 800 in the hall for women on the third floor.

Karaganda Regional Mosque, Kazakhstan, photo 1

explore Karaganda mosque

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The park named after the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan is an arboretum located in Almaty, at the intersection of Navoi Street and Al-Farabi Avenue in Bostandyk district.

Opened in July 2010, the park has a total area of 73 hectares. Since its opening it has become one of the favorite places for leisure activities of residents and visitors of Almaty, a center of large-scale celebrations. Source: voxpopuli.kz.

Park of the First President of Kazakhstan, Almaty, photo 1

take a walk in the park

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Tuyuksu is a central, valley glacier in Kazakhstan, located on the northern slope of Trans-Ili Alatau Ridge, in the upper reaches of the Malaya Almatinka River, at the foot of Tuyuksu Pass.

Here, about 25 km from Almaty, in Maloye Almatinskoye Gorge (the height above sea level – 2,400 meters), you can find a mountaineering camp “Tuyuk-Su” – one of the best places to get basic skills of mountaineering. Photos by: Olga Kulakova.

Starry night on Tuyuksu.

Tuyuksu, Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful scenery

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June 10, 1998, Astana became the new capital of Kazakhstan. Today, it is the third largest city of the country with a population of about 900 thousand people.

Over the past years a lot of interesting modern architectural and urban development projects were implemented in Astana. Let’s take a look at the city at night from a height. Photos by: Evgeny Tkachenko.

Astana at night, Kazakhstan, photo 1

Astana is beautiful at night

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