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Dec/14

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The New Year holidays in Astana and Almaty

Let’s feel the atmosphere of the New Year holidays reigning on the streets of the two largest cities of Kazakhstan – Astana and Almaty. Photos from voxpopuli.kz.

Astana – the capital city of Kazakhstan

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New Year in Kazakhstan

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November 28, 2014, Almaty hosted the beauty contest “Miss Kazakhstan 2014″. Thirty-three beauties from all over the country took part in the final stage of the competition.

Unlike many other countries around the world, participation in the contest was free. Due to it, a lot of contenders had a real opportunity to win the title of the most beautiful girl of Kazakhstan. Photos from voxpopuli.kz

The Beauty Contest Miss Kazakhstan 2014, photo 1

Kazakhstan beauties

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Astana became the capital of Kazakhstan relatively recently (December 10, 1997). After that, the city experienced unprecedented in the former Soviet Union countries growth. It became the second largest city in Kazakhstan.

A lot of interesting and unusual architectural objects were erected in Astana in recent years. The population increased from 270 thousand in 1996 to 829 thousand in 2014. The following beautiful photos were taken in Astana by Thierry Andreoli.

Astana Opera

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walk around Astana

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Nov/14

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All the colors of Kazakhstan autumn

Despite the existing stereotype of Kazakhstan as a country of steppes, this land is rich in a variety of landscapes.

Beautiful nature of Kazakhstan looks especially picturesquely in autumn, when you can see a real riot of colors. Photos by Gregory Bedenko

All the colors of Kazakhstan autumn, photo 1

stunning scenery

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Nov/14

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The park of the First President

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. The park was opened in July 2010.

The total area of the park is 73 hectares. There is an observation deck built, which is located on the hill of about 12 meters height. Photos by Andrey Pereverzev

The park of the First President, Almaty, Kazakhstan, photo 1

a picturesque park

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A well-known Kazakhstan photographer and an aviation lover Gregory Bedenko continues to delight us with beautiful pictures of the mountains, Balkhash Lake area and the Ili River delta (Almaty region) taken from unusual angles. Photos from voxpopuli.kz

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magnificent nature

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Oct/14

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Unique landscape of the Ustyurt Plateau

The Ustyurt Plateau is a desert and a plateau located in the west of Central Asia on the territory of Kazakhstan (Mangystau region), Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, between Mangyshlak and the Gulf of Kara-Bogaz-Gol in the west, the Aral Sea and the Amu Darya River delta in the east.

What a stunningly beautiful place! Photo by Ne Horoshiy

Unique landscape of the Ustyurt Plateau, Kazakhstan

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Oct/14

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Scenic landscape near Tekes village

Tekes is a relatively small village (population – about 4,000 people) located in Raiymbek district of Almaty region of Kazakhstan.

The village is standing at an altitude of 1766 meters above sea level, close to the border with China. What a stunningly beautiful place! Photos by Sergey Terekhov

Tekes, Almaty region, Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful nature views

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Bektau-Ata is an unusual natural monument located about 70 kilometers north of the town of Balkhash in Karaganda region. This is a meeting place of two different landscapes – granite mountain is surrounded by a flat steppe.

The mountain rises above the steppe more than a thousand meters. Pink granite rocks of Bektau-Ata consist of granite lava solidified on the surface and in the cracks of the earth.

Bektau-Ata, Kazakhstan, photo 1

very unique and interesting area

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Jun/14

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Picturesque view of Big Almaty Lake

Big Almaty Lake is a body of water located in the Ile Alatau at a height of 2510 meters above sea level, 15 km south of Almaty. Photo by Vitaliy Rage

Big Almaty Lake, Kazakhstan

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