About Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the world's ninth largest country where East and West have merged in a unique harmony under an endlessly blue sky. The word of a Turkic origin "Kazakh" means "Free man" – this is connected with the fact that since the very ancient times Kazakhstan has been inhabited by freedom-loving nomads.

In olden times, the Great Silk Road passed through the Kazakh lands. Merchants of Celestial Empire carried silk, weapons, medicines, rice, exotic goods such as tusks across Kazakh steppes to the West, to Europe. In this way Kazakhstan was the most important link in the chain of cultural, trade and economic relations between Asia and Europe.

Kazakhstan is the richest country in Central Asia, due to its large oil and natural gas reserves. The country inherited the culture of the ancient Silk Road, Nomadic lifestyle and the Soviet Union which had a great influence on its formation. Also, Kazakhstan is home to about 120 ethnic groups and nationalities.

Ethnic Kazakhs are primarily Sunni Muslims. The Slavic people of the country are traditionally Orthodox Christians. There are many other congregations and also a smaller Jewish community.

Kazakhstan borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and has a coastline on the Caspian Sea. The capital of the country is Nur-Sultan. Large cities of Kazakhstan: Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Karaganda, Shymkent.

Tourist routes in Kazakhstan are always full of unique discoveries.

The country has an amazing nature, which paradoxically combines deep rivers and lakes with sultry deserts and singing sands, proud peaks of mountain ranges with divinely green oasis. In order to be sure that this is all true, come and see everything by yourself.

It is not necessary to search the entire world for fascinating tradition, beautiful, pristine nature or a delicate mixture of old and modern: simply visit Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan, guests are made welcome as they experience the very heart of Eurasia.