Kazakhstan can be termed as a country that is the very heart of Eurasia. Being centrally located between two world powers China and Russia, it is one beautiful nation that is bordered by the other three “Stans” of Central Asia, including Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan alongside sharing a common Soviet Russian history with them.
The typical geography
Kazakhstan is the world’s ninth-largest country by area. It is known as the hub of a diverse landscape consisting of lowlands in the west of 430 feet below the sea level and ends at 7000 meters in the south with a peak known as Khan Tengri.
The amazing landmarks
Kazakhstan is famous for a lot of monuments. Khan Tengri is located near Almaty, the principal city and former capital of the country. It is a pyramid-shaped mountain rock, also famously known as the Seven-thousanders of the Tian Shan in the mountaineering circle. It is an exotic natural view constituting perfect geometry that reflects the sun rays beautifully in different colors according to the time of the day. The sunset red color of the mountain gives it the name of Kan Tau, which means “Blood Mountain” among the native nomad tribes.
The Charyn Canyon is another fantastic landmark of Kazakhstan, also known as the “little brother of the Grand Canyon.” Despite the name, this magnificent landmark has its beauty and features to make it one of a kind.
Visitors from all around the world come to this place, located 200 kilometers east of Almaty, at an area of 154 kilometers alongside the river Charyn. Valley of the castle is the essential part of this canyon that is unusually shaped like an ancient fortress. While in Kazakhstan, you cannot miss the singing dunes at any cost, which is about 180 kilometers from Almaty. Singing dunes is nothing but three kilometers and a range that produces sound vibrations and notes if the weather conditions are right.
Another not to miss landmark is the Aral Sea. Even though this place has gained a bad name due to illegal human activities, it is one of the first five largest lakes of the world, with 90% of its volume lost to inappropriate seawater usage for feeding the cotton and rice fields.
Despite all the irreversible fate of the sea, the country is taking every possible measure to bring It back to its lost glory and more significant. Due to these measures, stark differences can be seen in the satellite image and real-time image of the sea in current times.
Baikonur Cosmodrome, the first and largest space launch site in the world, is another popular travel destination for Kazakhstan. It was initially built for a long-range missile center in 1950 when Kazakhstan was still a part of the Soviet Union. Currently, space is occupied by the Russian federation under a lease agreement.
Kazakhstan is a country of many differences and geographical, economic, and historical significance. It lies in the cross-cultural border of Europe and Asia and invoices both modern and traditional lifestyles. The reason being less traveled and has impressive offerings, and it is genuinely a traveler’s Paradise.