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Walk around the center of Almaty

Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan with a population of about 1.7 million people. It is the only city in the country with a population of more than a million people.

The city is located at the foot of the Zailiysky Alatau Mountains in the extreme south-east of the republic. Let’s walk through the central part of Almaty on a nice summer day. Photos by: Sergey Rubtsov.

Monument of Independence of Kazakhstan.

Children on horseback symbolize the youth and great future of Kazakhstan.

Akimat (administration) of Almaty.

Monument “Dawn of Independence” dedicated to popular protests against the Communist Party in Almaty in December 1986.

Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Huge glass buildings of banks.

On the streets you can see a lot of different monuments.

Such picturesque painted boulders can be found throughout the city.

Camels are very popular in Kazakhstan.

There are a lot of monuments made in apple motifs because “almaty” means an “apple-tree city”.

Park in honor of Mahatma Gandhi. Almaty is a very green city with a lot of parks.

Central Mosque of Almaty.


Kazakh State Academic Drama Theater.

Theater for Young People.

Palace of Schoolchildren looking from afar like a mosque.

TV tower in Almaty.

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