Kazakhstan Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 42%, Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country – in fact one of the largest countries in the world - but somewhat obscure to most. Inhabited for thousands of years by tribes of nomadic herdsmen, this place gives a whole new meaning to the term "wide open spaces", with vast stretches of open terrain, where the modern world has just begun to penetrate. For PlanetHoppers! Kazakhstan offers a range of experiences that will make you wonder why this place isn't more appreciated – and better known. A good place to start your explorations is with a canoe trip through the stunning Aksu River Canyon, where vertical stone walls extend from the water up to a heights of over 500 meters (~ 1,640 ft) and is comprised of an alpine landscape that is amongst the most pristine in the world. Beyond that are the desert steppes, where you will encounter nomads as Silk Road travelers would have come across a thousand years ago. For a touch of the modern, drop into the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the world's largest operational space launch facility, or Astana, the rapidly modernizing capital, and Almaty with its impossibly tall Almaty Tower. A county that can truly be described as "off the beaten track", Kazakhstan is ripe for exploration by adventurous PlanetHoppers!
|Events & Festivals||Beaches |
|Classic Journeys||Cultural Sites|
PlanetHop! Travel Rating
Stare up in awe at the impossibly tall Almaty Tower, which scrapes the sky at 371 meters (1,219 ft) tall and is the tallest free-standing tubular steel structure in the world. The tower is located on the slopes of Kok Tobe Mount....
|Coordinates:||48 00 N, 68 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Kazakh, Russian|
|Calling Code:||+7-6xx, +7-7xx|
Plan your visit!
Click on the photos below!
- Location: Kazakhstan