Hikers can go on Arbat, located on Zhibek Zholy Avenue. There is going to Almaty youth, often carry out various actions and flash mobs, in which you may participate anyone. Also often on the Arbat exhibitions of local artists. The artists of Arbat street you can buy paintings with beautiful landscapes or to order your portrait.
Also you can take a walk in the shade of alleys in one of Almaty's parks. For example, in the Central Park of culture and leisure (ex Gorky Park), Park of 28 Panfilov guardsmen, the Park of the first President or the Botanical garden.
If you plan to relax in Almaty with children, visit the zoo. It is located in the Central Park of culture and rest. Also your kids will love the amusement Park "Femeli" and Technopark "fantasy World Almaty".
Want to plunge into the cultural life of the southern capital? Go, for example, in one of the theaters. In Almaty there are about 20. Ballet, Opera, plays based on classic works of repertoire for children – in General, plenty of choice. Also, theater-goers should look into the experimental theatre "the Artichoke". This is the most extravagant creative team of Kazakhstan. Acting, costumes, scenery shock the audience, in a pleasant sense of the word.
Don't like theater, go to one of Almaty's museums. Them in the city 20. For example, you should visit the Museum of folk musical instruments, the Museum of archeology or at the State Museum of art named after A. Kasteev.
Once in Almaty, unforgivable not to visit high-mountainous skating rink Medeo. In the summer you can breathe the clean mountain air, sit at the cool rushing river, ride horses, to count the steps leading up to protivobolevoe the dam. In winter, Almaty residents and guests of the city also go on Medeo to skate.
Also in Almaty do not deny yourself the pleasure to take a ride on the cable car leading to the hill Kok-Tobe. From the trailer, "floating" in the air, enjoying fantastic views of the city. Continue to admire the scenery of the southern capital after on the lookout. Also pay attention to Kok-Tobe for a monument to Apple – the symbol of the city and the monument to group "Beatles".
In addition, in Almaty, a huge number of bars, cafes, restaurants, night clubs and other entertainment venues where you can very good time.
Advice 2: Where to go in Almaty
Despite the fact that the functions of the capital of Kazakhstan is Astana, the largest settlement in the country can be considered the city of Alma-ATA. It has a rich history and culture. There are many places that you can visit in this city will be interesting to tourists.
Alma-ATA provides travelers the opportunity to relax, depending on their preferences. History lovers are recommended to visit Central state Museum of Kazakhstan, where you can learn more about the country since the period of the first settlements on its territory. Interested in technology may involve the exposition of Almaty railway Museum. It presents not only models of old steam locomotives, but also a means of communication since the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.
Visit the architectural sights of the city. They are few, as the permanent settlement, the city exists only in XIX century. Among the architectural structures it is possible to note the ascension Cathedral, built in the early XX century. He was subsequently renovated, but has retained its design features - the building is still mostly made of wood.
In the summer should pay attention to the many fountains in Almaty. The largest and most beautiful of them are the Palace of the Republic, and also in the Park, planted in honor of the first President of the country. And in may, tourists and residents can attend the celebration of the fountains, during which are held various entertainment events.
If you hit the city in the winter, don't miss the chance to visit a unique ski sports complex "Medeo". There, in particular, is a skating rink, which was known throughout the Soviet Union.
Nature lovers can recommend to visit Ile-Aleutsky national Park a few kilometers from Alma-ATA. There you can see not only rare plants but also with some luck to see wild animals like mountain goat, lynx, Pallas ' cat, porcupine. Also at the Park is a very beautiful mountain lake.