Observation decks of Astana
Do you plan to visit the viewing platforms of Astana? In this case, you will have a chance from a different angle to admire the building of the Opera and Ballet Theater, the Khazret Sultan and Nur Astana mosques, the Palace of Independence, the presidential residence “Akorda” and other objects.
Building height - 105 m; to the upper level - a ball (its diameter is 22 m; it pleases guests with the presence of a bar and a panoramic hall, from where it will be possible to enjoy the capital's appearance from a height), visitors are delivered by observation elevators. In addition, it is worth visiting the lower level at a 4-meter height - look into the cafe, a mini-gallery (you will see the works of the artist Erbolat Tolepbay), aquariums.
Prices: 500 tenge / adults, 150 tenge / children 5-15 years old; you can visit from 10:00 to 21:00 (winter time) - 22:00 (summer time).
How to get there? Buses No. 32, 18, 40, 51, 12, 52, 60, 56, 51 (address: Left Bank, 1; website: www.astana-bayterek.kz) will suit you.
Palace of Peace and Reconciliation
This building in the form of a pyramid (its height is more than 60 m), the top of which is a picturesque stained-glass window (130 pigeons are depicted here), invites guests to go upstairs in a transparent elevator car (not vertical, but diagonal movement), while admiring the green terraces. You can also get to the upper level on foot, through “hanging gardens of Astana” (you will see plants from all over the world) to see the beauty of Astana from above. In addition, in the building you can look into a gift shop, visit the center of contemporary art “Kulanshi” and at various exhibitions (“Nefertiti exhibition”).
The cost of excursions organized from 10:00 to 18:00 - 600 tenge / adults, 400 tenge / children.
Address: Tauelsizdyk Avenue 57.
Soluxe Hotel Astana
In the hotel (its height is more than 120 m), built in oriental style, guests will find several panoramic restaurants:
- revolving restaurant (open until midnight) on the 23rd floor: visitors of the establishment are treated to Chinese and European dishes, and also invited to enjoy the taste of great wines and the best views of the Kazakh capital when making a full turn.
- sightseeing bar “La Mansarde” on the 25th floor: no less stunning views of Astana open from here, here you can have a great romantic date or a business meeting (you should also come here for the sake of contemplating the fireworks arranged in honor of festive events).
Address: Syganak street, 27; website: www.soluxe-astana.kz
Three-level bridge on Vodno-Zeleny Boulevard
The lower level is occupied by car parking lots, the middle one is occupied by offices, shops and other establishments, and the highest level with pedestrian paths, fountains, interesting sculptures is of greatest interest for travelers (from here, picturesque views open, in particular, to the city's beauty of Astana).
Those who prefer to admire the city's beauty from the Ferris Wheel will be delighted that a new attraction will soon appear in Central Park, the height of an 18-storey building (the diameter of the Wheel will be 55 m).