3 Places in Kazakhstan Worth a Visit

Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo by Darya Jumelya on Unsplash

Kazakhstan is territorially the 9th largest country in the world. It takes up a big part of Central Asia and has a lot more to offer than you may think. Here are the three best places to visit in Kazakhstan.

Kolsai Lake

In the south of the country, you can find Kolsai Lake, which actually consists of three nearby lakes. Kolsai River runs through the beautiful Tian Shan Mountains and the three lakes are often called the “Pearls of Tian Shan”. It’s possible to take a hike from the lower to the upper lake and explore the area.


Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan and it actually changed its name to Nur-Sultan in March 2019. The city is among the most modern places in Central Asia and it constantly changes and evolves.


Almaty is the previous capital of the country that held the position until 1997. It’s still the largest city and the heart of cultural and commercial life. That makes it a great choice for travelers who enjoy discovering new urban places.