Almaty showcases unique blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication at ITB China 2024

A former capital and Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty boasts both stunning landscapes and all the modern amenities of a rapidly developing metropolis. The city’s proximity to nature makes it an excellent choice for outdoor activities while the city’s rich cultural heritage presents visitors with a wealth of museums and historical sites.

Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Tian Shan mountains and known as the “City of Apples” thanks to its many orchards, Almaty is surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, making it an ideal destination for hiking, skiing, team-building excursions, or simply for enjoying the serene beauty of nature.

In addition to its striking natural beauty, Almaty is renowned for its abundance of cultural attractions such as the Central State Museum, which showcases Kazakhstan’s history and heritage, and the Zenkov Cathedral, an exceptional example of Russian Orthodox architecture. Culture lovers can also explore the city’s numerous galleries, theatres, and opera houses, while foodies can savour Almaty’s unique mix of Kazakh, Russian, and Central Asian cuisines.

Catering to different travellers’ budgets and preferences, Almaty offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to boutique guesthouses, while many of its properties also provide meeting spaces and facilities for hosting events on-site.

There are plenty of reasons to visit Almaty, but the hospitality of its inhabitants may be the most significant one. As Kazakhstan’s financial, educational and economic centre, Almaty has an ever-growing expatriate community, making the city even more open, friendly, and welcoming to international travellers.


Photo: © DepositPhotos / Almaty

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