Almaty is the former capital and biggest city of Kazakhstan.
In contrast to the majority of hot south cities presented here Alma-Ata has no sunny beaches, palm trees, and crowds of tourists.
The exceptional position of the city forms its character. Situated near mountains at about 1000 m above the sea level with the soft climate, having good natural conditions for gardening, Alma-Ata is surrounded with apple gardens. Many streets run straight to the gardens. Even the name Almaty was given to the city because of apples. ("Alma" means "apple" in Kazak) You can see gardens everywhere. Few minutes driving from the center and you are among apple trees. Look here ... It's a beautiful place at any time. Silence and windless, sunny weather and nice mountains view make you a good mood. No one can imagine we are a few meters from one of the main streets of the city in the upper region.
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- Currency: Tenge (KZT)
- Time zone: (UTC+5 to +6)
- Official language(s): Kazakh & Russian
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