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Ten interesting facts about Kazakhstan

1. Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country by area. 2. The people living in Kazakhstan represent more than 120 nationalities. 3. The country has a density of less than 6 people per square kilometer. 4. The word Kazakh can be translated to “independent” or “wanderer.” 5. It is believed that it is in Kazakhstan where man first rode a horse, thousands of years ago. 6. The...


Kazakh Cuisine

Leipioskka Bread is a staple in the country. In almost every meal, you will be served bread or the meal will be incomplete. Leipioskka, the flat, round bread of Kazakhstan, is a staple in this country and is sold practically everywhere. The prevalence of leipioskka in the Kazakh dining table stems from the versatility of the bread, which Kazakh cuisine maximizes...

Ute rock art

What to do in Kazakhstan

Ski down slopes With all the mountain ranges in Kazakhstan and the snow naturally covering the ground one-third of the year, skiing is a popular sport in the country. There are multiple tourist-friendly skiing locations in Kazakhstan, both for amateurs and professionals. If you wish to do skiing as a leisure sport, the Chimbulak skiing resort in Almaty is a popular...

Zenkov Cathedral in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Where to go in Kazakhstan

Almaty Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan. The city is right in the middle of mountain ranges and wide plains, and that sight alone is enough to call the city beautiful. However, the city offers more than just a spectacular view. Almaty is a collection of modern architecture, refreshing fountains, and relaxing parks and squares that make a trip to this...

Baikonur Cosmodrome

When to Visit Kazakhstan

Similar to the weather of other Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan has extreme seasons – summers and winters that vary as much as 40–50°C (104–122°F) from each other in average temperature.  The hottest months in the country are July and August, when the average daily maximum temperature hovers near 30°C (86°F). On the other hand, from November to March, the frosty...