Tours to Astana
The capital of modern Kazakhstan was founded in 1830. It was called Akmola, and then, in the years of the development of new lands, - Tselinograd. Only in 1998 the city received its current name, and tours to Astana, dynamically and actively developing, are very popular both among residents of Kazakhstan itself and among guests from neighboring countries..
Human and nature
The city is located in the floodplain of the Ishim River, which divides Astana into two parts. The outskirts of the capital of Kazakhstan are a steppe plain, which makes the climate sharply continental and not too favorable for life. The government even developed a special project to create a green natural fence around the city, protecting it from strong steppe winds. Participants of tours to Astana can see how the capital of Kazakhstan is developing today, because there is a special economic zone that attracts investors to the city..
When to go?
Due to the sharply continental climate in Astana, the seasons are pronounced. Summers are very hot and dry here, and in winter there can be severe frosts for several weeks. Thermometer columns show +40 and -40, respectively, which makes tours to Astana in July or January not very comfortable. It is best to buy air tickets for spring or autumn, when pleasant warm weather with light rainfall and fresh wind sets in the city..
Briefly about the important
- The modern international airport in the capital of Kazakhstan receives flights from the capital of Russia and many other cities. Travel time from Moscow is 3.5 hours, and flights are operated by both Russian and Kazakh carriers..
- The easiest way to get from the terminal to the city center is by bus, which covers 16 kilometers in half an hour..
- The main cultural sites, the visit of which can be planned as part of tours to Astana, are located in the city center. Music evenings at the Akmola Regional Philharmonic Society, where local musicians give concerts, are popular among the guests of the capital. For fans of local lore, there are national, art and historical and local history museums. At the National Opera and Ballet Theater you can watch a production to the music of Kazakh composers, and in the Russian Drama Theater you can enjoy a performance based on the works of Chekhov, Fonvizin or Gorky.
Astana city of the future