Almaty is a city at the foot of high mountains, located in the heart of Eurasia, immersed in the greenery of numerous squares and parks, the Soviet past and modernity are mixed in it, the cultures of different peoples of Asia and Europe are intertwined. The metropolis is one of the few cities in the world and the only one in Central Asia where millions of people and wild untouched nature coexist at a distance of less than 20 km.
Almaty is the main tourist magnet on the map of Kazakhstan, attracting travelers from all over the world. There is something to do here in all seasons of the year. In winter time you can go skiing or snowboarding. In the spring - admire the blossoming parks or go on a country excursion. In summer - go hiking or climbing in the mountains to one of the peaks over 4000 meters high. In autumn people enjoy the sunset on Mount Koktobe overlooking the yellowing streets of the city.
For the first time, the name of Almaty was displayed on ancient coins, which, according to archaeologists, are about 1000 years old. More than 150 years ago, on the ruins of an ancient settlement, the large city of Verny was founded, later renamed Almaty, which was the capital for a long time. Walking along the modern streets of Almaty, you can see some of the architectural structures that have survived to this day, which are about 100 years old.
From almost anywhere in Almaty, you can see the high ridges of the Northern Tien Shan. Most Almaty residents cannot imagine life without them and foreign tourists never cease to be amazed. By visiting Almaty, you will get an endless and limitless variety of impressions, meetings, observations, characters, pleasures, warm memories and incredible photographs.