Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Highlights

The land of wonders

The country inherited the culture of the ancient Silk Road, Nomadic lifestyle and the Soviet Union which had a great influence on its formation. This mixture makes Kazakhstan so different from any other country in Central Asia and in the world.

Kazakhstan Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Kazakhstan

Four-Wheel Driving, Hiking, Horse riding, Rafting

Country Profile

Capital: Nur-Sultan (Astana)

Important cities: Nur-Sultan (Astana), Atyrau, Almaty, Aktobe, Karaganda, Pavlodar, Shymkent, Turkestan, Ust-Kamenogorsk

Currency: Tenge (KZT)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 2,724,900 km2

Languages: Kazakh, Russian

Mobile Phone: KCell and Beeline are the best networks for nationwide coverage.

Country code: +7

Electricity: 220V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .kz

Time Zone: UTC+5 to UTC+6

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel

Weather

Description: Kazakhstan has an "extreme" continental climate, with warm summers and very cold winters. Indeed, Nursultan is the second coldest capital city in the world after Ulaanbaatar. Precipitation varies between arid and semi-arid conditions, the winter being particularly dry.

When should you go: Kazakhstan should be visited from June to September.

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