Almaty city tour
Sights of Almaty city
Photo tour of Almaty, trips to the mountains of Almaty
Almaty city, the southern capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 1867 to 1921 was called Faithful from 1921 to 1993 Alma-Ata, the city is the largest city in Kazakhstan with a population of about two million people. It is located in the south-east of the Central Asian state, near the border with Kyrgyzstan, the city of Almaty was the capital of the Kazakh SSR from 1936 to 1991.
Almaty is the cultural, scientific and economic center of the country with universities and numerous sacred buildings, museums and theaters. Among the most famous sacred buildings are the Assumption and St. Nicholas Cathedrals. Almaty TV tower with a height of 371.5 meters, built in 1983 on the Kok-Tobe Mountain, is one of the tallest structures in the world.
The city of Almaty is located at the northern foot of the northernmost ridge of the Tien Shan, Talgar peak (4978.9 m) is located in the mountains of Almaty, which can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. The largest mountain in the city is called Kok-Tobe and has a height of 1070 m. In addition, there are about 300 glaciers in the vicinity of Almaty, the largest of which are the Korzhenevsky and Tuyuksu glaciers.
The city of Almaty is surrounded by numerous flowering orchards (apple orchards), fruit orchards, as well as vineyards. In the foothills of the mountain there are groves with apricots, hawthorn and wild apple. Just above, dense coniferous forests, alpine meadows and, finally, snow-covered ice peaks begin. From the very beginning, plants and trees from all over the world were planted in the parks and gardens of the city, and therefore species from North America, Crimea, the Caucasus and the Far East are still flourishing in Almaty and its surroundings.
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