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Ile Alatau National Park

Ile Alatau National Park

Ile-Alatau National Park is almost untouched by the advances of civilization. Located on the northern slopes of Zailiysky Alatau, this national park contains a wealth of different habitats including the woodlands, Alpine meadows, glaciers, and lakes. It exhibits more than three hundred species of animals and birds which includes Snow Leopard, Tian-Shan Brown Bear, Central-Asian Iynx, Mountain Goats, Stone Marten, Bluebirds and Golden Eagle. Ile-Alatau National Park opens twenty-hours in a day. But, foreigners need to take official permission to enter this national park.

Travelling to Almaty, Kazakhstan

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This former capital of Kazakhstan consists of the most appealing Russian creations in Central Asia. Almaty surprises its tourists with an outlier of skyscrapers, museums, coffee shops and leafy parks. The city enhances its beauty with expensive sub-urban apartments, glitzy shopping malls, large SUVs, dance till dawn nightclubs, coffee lounges, western lifestyle and lavish restaurants. The new ski resort helps the global trotters to enjoy the trip to the fullest. Almaty showcases the most attractive sights which leave the tourists with their mouth opened.

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Almaty Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

You can book the tickets through this website at a discounted price. Advance booking of the tickets will save your time and money.

How To Get Around?

You can explore the city by several public transits like metros, taxis, trams, trolleys, and buses. Metro is the fastest means to travel at an affordable rate. It has been chosen by majority of the visitors. Moreover, Trams are easy to navigate. You can also explore the destinations by traveling in taxis, buses or hired vehicles. Avoid having self-driven vehicles as it is not safe to drive in Almaty. The city faces heavy traffic and thus, ground or on land vehicles are not effective to travel. You should prefer to have metros or local trains as it will save your time.

What Should I Wear?

You can pack the dresses of your choice. There is no dress code in Almaty. But all you need is to dress modestly as it is an Arabic country. You can take denim, palazzos, bell bottoms and trousers along with casual button-downs and t-shirts. Avoid wearing bold and seeing through dresses. Cleavage should not be visible. Wear comfortable shoes or a flip-flop. Sunglasses are highly recommendable in the summer months. Do not forget to carry a scarf and sunscreen lotion. Jackets and warm clothes are a must if planning to travel in the winter months.

Almaty Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to explore Almaty is from the months of June to September. These months have a moderate temperature which offers you pleasant sightseeing. The month of December is ideal for skating and skiing as the city has snowfall. Avoid planning your trip in April as it is the monsoon season.

Currency

Kazakhstan Tenge

Will I Need a Guide?

Guide is not required as this website offers you detailed information about tours and attractions.

How To Get There?

There are several modes to get into the city. You can reach by plane, train or car. Almaty International Airport is served by multiple airlines which include Air Astana, Ukrainian International Airlines, KLM, and Lufthansa. The airplane is the easiest and a convenient way to reach Almaty. The city consists of two railway stations, Almaty-1 and Almaty-2, which are well connected with the major cities of Kazakhstan.

Additional Info

While visiting the city of Almaty, you should be conscious while wearing your attire as it is an Arabic country. Head of the female genre must be covered, especially around the mosque area. Wearing short dresses and sleeveless is strictly prohibited. Avoid having eye-contacts. Drinking alcohol is illegal in public places. However, hotels and clubs allow having drinks. Do not show affection at public places. Driving in Almaty is not safe. Beware of scams, robbers, and pickpockets. Avoid visiting certain places at night as it is not safe. You are advised not to go out alone once the sun sets.