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You can see these amazing colorful landscapes, if you visit the tract of Atzhal and the Aybyrzhal Mountains located in the area of the Tekes River in Terskey Alatau Mountains, near the border with China (the Almaty region). Photos by: Sergey Terekhov.

The tract of Atzhal and the Aybyrzhal Mountains, Kazakhstan, photo 1

gorgeous place

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December 10, 1997, Astana received the status of the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. After this, the city experienced an unprecedented in the countries of the former USSR rapid growth. A lot of modern architectural and urban planning projects came to life here.

The population increased from 270 thousand people in 1996 to 853 thousand in 2015. The territory of the city greatly expanded to an area of ​​over 700 square km because of the construction of a new administrative and business center and other neighborhoods nearby. Photos by: Ilia Afanasieff.

Summer in Astana, Kazakhstan, photo 1

summer in Astana

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The Mountain Kingdom of Trans-Ili Alatau

If you decide to climb Titov Peak (3,850 m) in the Trans-Ili Alatau (Almaty region), you will see this amazing mountain scenery.

Trans-Ili Alatau mountain range is located in the northwest of the Tien Shan, on the border of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Titov Peak on Google Maps. Photos by: Olga Kulakova.

Titov Peak, Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan, photo 1

into the mountains

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Amazing views of Altyn-Emel National Park

“Altyn-Emel” is a state national park located in the valley of the Ili River on the territory of Almaty region.

The park was organized on April 10, 1996. The purpose of the park is to preserve the unique natural complex, archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, rare and endangered plants and animal species, the development of ecotourism.

Altyn-Emel National Park, Kazakhstan, photo 1

stunningly beautiful place

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Jul/15

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Amazing scenery around Lake Tuzkol

Tuzkol is the most salty mountain lake in Kazakhstan, located in the east of Almaty region, about 310 km from Almaty (1950 m above sea level). The name of the lake means “salt lake.”

Raiymbek District, located in the south-east of Almaty region, can be called the most scenic. You can go there at any time of the year, but if want to take a trip further into the mountains, then the best time to travel is from June to September. Lake Tuzkol on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Terekhov.

Lake Tuzkol landscapes, Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful landscapes

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Jul/15

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The trip to Boszhira Mountain Range

Boszhira is a mountain range located in the western part of the Ustyurt Plateau, on the Mangyshlak Peninsula of Mangistau region. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Kazakhstan.

Boszhira, the bottom of a dried sea, covers a huge area, and it takes more than one day to explore it. Today, this place is still little-known, and it is not an easy task to visit it.

Boszhira Mountain Range, Kazakhstan, photo 1

explore this unique place

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Alien landscapes of the Ustyurt Plateau

The Ustyurt Plateau is a plateau in Kazakhstan (Mangystau region) and Uzbekistan, located between Mangyshlak and the Garabogazköl Gulf in the west, the Aral Sea and the Amu Darya River delta in the east.

According to scientists, the Ustyurt Plateau is a dried-up bottom of the sea existed in these areas about 21 million years ago.

Alien landscapes, the Ustyurt Plateau, Kazakhstan, photo 1

amazing scenery

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Jun/15

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Beautiful scenery of Kim-Asar Valley

The river and valley of Kim-Asar are located on the northern slope of the Trans-Ili Alatau near Medeo rink.

This place is very popular among residents and guests of Almaty because it is easy to reach it by bus or car, even untrained tourists can take the route and it is available at almost any time of the year. Photos by: Olga Kulakova.

Kim-Asar Valley, Almaty region, Kazakhstan, photo 1

magnificent views

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The ship graveyard of the Aral Sea

The Aral Sea is a formerly undrained salt lake in Central Asia, located on the border of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Since the 1960s, the level of the sea began to decline rapidly because of the diversion of water for irrigation purposes from the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers.

Several port cities, such as Aralsk, suddenly found themselves far from the sea, many ships were abandoned. Photos by: Denis Frantsouzov.

Ship graveyard, the Aral Sea, Kazakhstan, photo 1

once it was the sea

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This unusual landscape known as steppe or red mountains can be found near Toraigyr Ridge in Enbekshikazakh district of Almaty region. Toraigyr Ridge on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Terekhov.

Toraigyr steppe mountains, Almaty region, Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful spring landscape

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