Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN TRAVEL GUIDE

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Kazakhstan is the world's ninth biggest country by size, and it is more than twice the size of the other Central Asian states combined. It will be many travellers' first port of call on their Central Asian adventure, and there is much for the intrepid traveller to enjoy. 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. This mixture makes Kazakhstan so different from any other country in the region and in the world. Its largest metropolis, Almaty, is a long-standing trading hub whose landmarks include Ascension Cathedral, a tsarist-era Russian Orthodox church, and the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, displaying thousands of Kazakh artefacts.

 

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KAZAKHSTAN QUICK FACTS

Capital: Nursultan

Currency: tenge (KZT)

Area: 2,724,902 km²

Population: 18,28 million (2018)

Language: Kazakh (official, state language) 64.4%, Russian (official) 95% (2001 estimate)

Religion: Muslim 67%, Russian Orthodox 24%, Protestant 2%, other 7%

Electricity: 220V, 50Hz, European plug

 

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KAZAKHSTAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 7 January, Orthodox Christmas
  • 8 March, International Women’s Day
  • 21–23 March, Nauryz Meyramy (Persian New Year)
  • 1 May, Unity Day
  • 7 May, Homeland Defenders’ Day
  • 9 May, Victory Day
  • 6 July, Day of the Capital
  • 30 August, Constitution Day
  • 25 October, Republic Day (1990)
  • 1 December, Day of the First President
  • 16 December, Independence Day (1991)

Also, Eid al-Adha.

FESTIVALS IN KAZAKHSTAN

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KAZAKHSTAN WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Kazakhstan experiences a continental climate, with long, hot summers and cold winters. Winter in the north of the country is long and cold – in some years the frosts reached - 52°C (Astana), but there are also thaws up to 5°C. The shortest season in the north is spring, which lasts 1.5 months, while summer lasts 3 months and winter extends from October to April. Snow primarily falls in November, but can continue through April.

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KAZAKHSTAN TOURIST SEASONS

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SNOW SPORT IN KAZAKHSTAN

The snow season in Kazakhstan runs from December to April, and is wonderfully cheap and peaceful when compared to ski resorts in Western Europe.

HIKING & CYCLING IN KAZAKHSTAN

Kazakhstan is a large country with varied climate. The southern regions are suitable for trekking from as early as late March, while in the northerly regions the trekking season doesn’t begin until May. The best time to reach some of Kazakhstan’s highest peaks is from June to August.

BEACH OPTIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN

Although there’s some debate as to whether the Caspian Sea should be regarded as a sea or simply the world’s biggest lake, Kazakhstan does have a few beaches such as Aktau Beach and Borovoe Beach. You could also visit one of the beautiful lakes such as Jasybay Lake and Balkhash Beach. Or why not the indoors Sky Beach Club on the top floor of the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center!

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HEALTH RISKS IN KAZAKHSTAN

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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