Kazakhstan is often referred to as one of the most underrated countries among globe-trotters. Gap year students seldom visit the Asian country, which is home to some of the most beautiful natural spots in the world. Here’s what you are missing out on.
The Kolsai Lakes are surrounded by snow-capped mountains and vibrant vegetation. Think Alaska, only instead of being located on the far side of Canada, this peaceful location is in the northwestern part of Asia.
Medeo High-Mountain Skating Rink
It’s the highest skating rink in the world and it is located almost 2 kilometers above sea level. In the winter, the stunning location is home to many exciting winter sports.
Charyn Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. There are plenty of hiking tours and the orange rock formations are a spectacle to behold.
Bayanaul National Park
One of the most beautiful national parks in the country is Bayanaul National Park, which is home to stunning fresh-water lakes and curious rock formations.
Zailiyskiy Alatau Mountains
Finally, the Zailiyskiy Alatau Mountains are an incredible spot for hikers in the summer and a thrilling choice for skiers in the winter. The views on the way down are magical.