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Nurzhol Boulevard

Pedestrian streets of Astana citytake a walk in the capital of the city

Nurzhol Boulevard is a pedestrian street-boulevard, also known as "Green Water Boulevard" or "Shining Path" - the national avenue of Kazakhstan, located in the new the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana city. The boulevard is located in the center of the new ever-growing center of government and business of the city, located on the left bank Ishim River in the new southwestern part of the city. The center is distinguished by the monumental construction typical of other capitals of the world.

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Nurzhol Avenue is located in Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on the left bank of the Ishim River (Yesil). GPS coordinates: 51°07'38"N 71°26'13"E


The construction of the avenue by President Nursultan Nazarbayev led to the implementation of the decision to move the capital from Almaty to Astana, which became the capital of the country in 1997. This decision led to an unprecedented construction boom in the city. At the eastern end of the avenue is the house of the President of Kazakhstan, and at the western end is a shopping mall Khan Shatyr Center. The avenues, as well as the general general plan of the city were designed by the famous Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. Along the avenue there are a number of modern architectural structures built by famous domestic and foreign architects, with the symbol of the city of Astana - by the Baytrek observation tower.

Along the avenue there are government offices, the State Archive, the National Library of Kazakhstan, the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the National Gas Company of Kazakhstan, as well as residential complexes, office buildings, shopping and entertainment centers. The avenue also has a wide range of public services, such as shops, restaurants and grocery stores, exhibition halls, offices and other public institutions. In the center of the avenue there is a wide pedestrian path with flower beds, trees, benches, lawns, fountains and statues.

Nurzhol Boulevard Astana city, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan


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