● Climb the Baiterek Tower. This symbol of Astana is also called the Tree of Life. ● Arrange an excursion to the Palace of Peace and Harmony. It is possible to visit various exhibitions, conferences and concerts. Fans of exotic plants will be able to see rare specimens in the greenhouses of the Palace. ● Take a walk on Water-Green Boulevard. This is an incredibly beautiful place, which is an architectural ensemble, connecting the residence of President Ar Ordu with Khan Shatyr. ● Visit the mosque Hazret Sultan. Snow-white mosque is built in the style of classical Islamic architecture. ● Relax in the Park of lovers. Its main element - bronze sculpture of the couple in love. ● Look at the Oriental Bazaar. Try oriental sweets, look at colorful products and don’t forget to buy national spices. ● Visit restaurants of national cuisine. Be sure to try the most famous dish of Kazakh cuisine - beshbarmak.
Sights of Astana
PALACE OF PEACE AND HARMONY Address: Ave. Tauelsdik 57
The Palace of Peace and Harmony was established as recently as 2006. The building in the form of a pyramid rises above the presidential park and symbolizes the religious tolerance and unity of cultures of all Kazakhstan.
Operating mode Excursions are held daily from 10:00 to 18:00, from May to September to 19:30. Ticket price Adult - 1000 , children - 700 . Excursion with a group of 10 people: adult - 800 , children - 500 . You can get there by bus: 19, 29, 40 - st. «Palace of Peace and Harmony»; 4, 4a, 21 - st. «Monument Cossack Eli»; 32, 50 -st. «LCD Grand-Astana» (str. Nazhmedenov).
MOSQUE HAZRET SULTAN Address: str. Tauelszdik 48
Rules of visiting the Hazret Sultan Mosque:
Clothing for both men and women must be closed;
entry into shorts is strictly prohibited;
Women should remove hair and cover it with a handkerchief. If you have inappropriate clothes, you can use the capes that are hanging at the entrance;
Entering the mosque, you need to take your shoes off, putting them in a special locker;
During prayer, women are not allowed into the main hall under the central dome. There is a women’s prayer hall on the second floor. Women are not barred from the main hall at other times.
Hazret Sultan Mosque is the largest mosque in Central Asia. The mosque was built for 3 years and was opened in July 2012. The building of the mosque resembles the eastern palace, and its construction involved more than 1500 builders and masters.
Mode of operation of the mosque The mosque is open 24 hours a day Ticket price Free How to get to the Hazret Sultan Mosque 3, 4, 4a, 19, 40 - until the stop «Hazmet Sultan Mosque»; 14, 29 - to stop «LCD Fairy World»; 3, 21, 29 - to stop «Shabyt University of Arts»; 14 - till «Kazakh-Turkish lyceum» stop. The movement of tourists is limited by red tape. Photographing inside the mosque is not prohibited.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KAZAKHSTAN Address: Tauelsyzdyk Avenue, 54
The National Museum of Kazakhstan is the youngest and largest among similar objects located in Central Asia. The complex is located on the main square of the capital - Independence Square.
Operating mode Daily from 10:00 to 18:00, mon - day off. The ticket office closes at 17:00. The last Tuesday of the month. Ticket price Adults - from 700 Students - from 500 Pensioners and students - from 300 How to get to the National Museum Bus stop 4, 4a, 21, 50 «LCD Grand Astana» are located on Tauelsyzdyk Avenue, in front of the main entrance to the Museum. From bus 32, 50 you can get off at the stop «National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan» and enter the complex from the side of the street Zhumeken Najimedenov.
BAITEREK Address: 14 NURZHOL BOULEVARD
Baiterek is a symbol of the city of Nur-Sultan. This 97-meter-high monument symbolizes a new stage of development of the culture of Kazakhstan.
Operating mode Daily from 10:00 to 20:00 Ticket price Adults - 1,500 Students - 700 How to get Bus: stop «Baiterek» (Dinmukhameda Kunaev Street), 10, 12, 18, 21, 28, 29, 35, 46, 50, 52, 70. Bus: stop «Baiterek» (on Turkestan street), 50. Bus: stop «Ministry of Defense» (Dostyk St. 12, 18, 28, 32, 40, 50, 51, 52, 56, 60, 104. Bus: stop «House of Ministries» (Mangilik El Avenue), 12, 15, 18, 19, 21, 28, 35, 40, 46, 47, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 60, 61, 70, 104. From the stop, walk along the alley of singing fountains.
Restaurants of national Kazakh cuisine
SAKSAUL Address: Dostyk 5
The restaurant offers a wide menu of traditional Kazakh cuisine. Excellent service and nice prices. The restaurant is suitable for meat lovers and those interested in exploring the culture of the Orient.