Kazakhstan is a country known for its largest territorial size in the central part of the Asian continent. States that share borders with this country are China
, and Turkmenistan
. Kazakhstan is one of the top oil producing countries in Asia. Its capital city is, Astana
, gained its status just two years before the 21st century (second millennium). The city is an interesting place to visit because of its numerous tourist attractions.
Travelling into Kazakhstan can be by air, road, train, or by boat transport. There are seven airlines, which connect Kazakhstan to the rest parts of the world. Air Astana
is the national airline. Astana operates fights back and forth: Atyrau, Aktobe, Aktau, Almaty, Uralsk, Abu Dhabi, Moscow, Kyzylorda, Delhi
, Moscow, Beijing, Hannover, London, Kuala Lumpur, Baku, Amsterdam, Seoul
, and Frankfurt. The Lufthansa Airlines provides flights between Astana and Almaty. British Airways deals with Schiphol and Heathrow destinations in Europe. Czech Airlines operates o and from Prague City. Turkish Airlines connects Istanbul to Astana. Airbaltic operates flights between Astana and Almaty.
Travelling by train can take more than a day to reach Kazakhstan from neighboring countries. However, it can be a great opportunity to explore the beautiful landscape sceneries of the country across the border and as you enter the state. Trains available to reach you to Kazakhstan’s major train stations are those coming from Moscow
, Urumqi-China, and Novosibirsk. These trains have advanced their services by enabling passengers to book their sits online.
If you are coming from China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan, there are many border points to pass through by car so enter Kazakhstan. Nevertheless, the Kazakhstan border security is strict by necessitating security checkup, which can last for a day. This will need one to carry beddings and expect sub-standard accommodation facilities as you wait for the check-up process. Travelling is likewise as travelling by car because of the long hours of checkup before entering Kazakhstan. Ferries are used for journeys between Baku and Aktau.
The kind of accommodation that can be made available to visitors of Kazakhstan are the wide range of hotels and a few camping sites for those who love nature adventure. The hotels can suit any income group. The least charge for a night in the most affordable hotel is only 10 US Dollars. The rest have luxurious and additional, comfortable settings for their clients but they charge dearly. In case adventure is the core of your visit into Kazakhstan, you can find camping sites in the Buarabay region of Kazakhstan. The experience of camping can be disturbingly hot so visitors are advised to supply themselves with sufficient water. Permission is required if you have to camp close to a nomadic community within the country.
The diet in Kazakhstan is nomadic because they are served with meaty supplements. The common ingredients in every dish are potatoes, meat, and rice. Horses are also killed for meat to make the unique dish known as the Beshbarmak. Vegetarian dishes are not available in the hotels and restaurants, thus vegetarians may be required to buy and make their own dishes to escape the meaty diets. Tourist attractions to visit in Kazakhstan are the luxurious saunas, the applauding Atlas Mountains, the wildlife-filled national park of Karkaraly and the historic site of Turkestan that is a very old city where some historic facts about the region can be learnt.