Central Asia - Kazakhstan (Chapter)
This is the Kazakhstan chapter from Lonely Planet’s Central Asia guidebook.
Thanks to its abundant oil and mineral reserves Kazakhstan generally has better standards of accommodation, restaurants and transport than elsewhere in Central Asia. You’ll find great travel adventures: hiking the mountains and valleys of Tian Shan, searching for wildlife on the steppes or enjoying home-spun hospitality in village guesthouses.
- explore Almaty, the leafy, sophisticated metropolis with spectacular mountains on its doorstep.
- hike, homestay and horse ride amid gorgeous mountain scenery in Aksu-Zhabagyly Nature Reserve.
- be awed by 21st-century fantasy architecture in the brand-new capital of Astana.
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: When to Go, Almaty, Kolsay Lakes, Charyn Canyon, Karkara Valley, Central Tian Shan, Tamgaly Petroglyphs, Altyn-Emel National Park, Taraz, Shymkent, Turkistan, Kyzylorda, Aralsk, Aktau, Astana, Lake Burabay, Karaganda, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Semey, Understand Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Today, History, People, Arts, Environment & Survival Guide.
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