ALZHIR - Akmola camp for the wives of traitors of Motherland - one of the largest camps of Soviet Union and one of the three "islands" of the "Gulag Archipelago"
Who said that East is East, West is West, and these two cannot be together? This city disproved this statement. Astana is a unique symbiosis of east and west traditions, modernity and history, riskiness and rationality.
Your sightseeing tour will start from the Independence Square, where you will see the Kazakh Eli monument, Khazret Sultan Mosque, Palace of Peace and Accord and other architectural objects.
In order to feel the city you need to walk through it. This walking tour starts with a visit to the Khan Shatyr shopping and entertainment center. We will then walk along the straight line named by Kisho Kurokawa, master of the general plan of Astana,...