A landmark of Astana is considered to be "Baiterek" - the original architectural structure, located in the heart of the city. Its name in Kazakh means "a high poplar". The monument does look like a tree. It is a metal structure with a height of 105 meters, on the top of which is a huge spinning ball of unique glass, which changes color depending on the degree of illumination. Local residents believe this building is a symbol of renewal of Kazakhstan. Visit the Palace of peace and reconciliation - another miracle of Astana, which was designed by Englishman Norman foster. By the way, "Baiterek" is also his creation. This 62-meter pyramid made of glass, which stands on the hill. At its base is the magnificent Opera hall, the upper part of the pyramid are given under room confessions. There is also a Conservatory, a University, a hall for exhibitions and a Museum. It is noteworthy that within the Palace the elevators run diagonally, not up and down. Be sure to go to a large shopping center "Khan Shatyr". It is a tent of gigantic dimensions of the majestic dome of which dominates the capital at 150-meter height. Inside the tent there are shops, cinemas, restaurants, water Park. There is even a Playground for mini-Golf, monorail, and Botanical gardens. At the top level of the centre is occupied by a lagoon with white sand, which is specially delivered to Astana from the Maldives. At weekends there is a full house. The townspeople come to the center with their families and spend within its walls the whole day.There are in Astana and the aquarium. It is located in the entertainment center "Duman". There you can see the inhabitants of the seas: the dangerous piranhas, starfish, giant groupers and even sharks. This is a real piece of the sea in the middle of the desert. Always crowded sometimes and the ethnographic Park, where you can have a few hours to "bypass" the entire territory of Kazakhstan. All the charm of a Republic here would fit on the area of almost 2 hectares. Hills, mountains, lakes, forests and cities with their attractions, all in the Park shown on the map at a reduced size.One of the Central streets of the city there is a huge flying saucer, which, as expected, the UFO made from modern materials. This outer appearance has a circus building, in the arena which are the best circus performers of Kazakhstan.To be in Astana and not to go to local food service establishments is a crime. Definitely try the real lagman, Manty flavorful and hearty beshbarmak.