What is Kazakhstan known for?

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    • Kazakhstan, also spelled Kazakstan, officially Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakh Qazaqstan Respublikasï, country of Central Asia.
    • It is bounded on the northwest and north by Russia, on the east by China, and on the south by Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea, and Turkmenistan; the Caspian Sea bounds Kazakhstan to the southwest.
    • Kazakhstan is the largest country in Central Asia and the ninth largest in the world.
    • Between its most distant points, Kazakhstan measures about 1,820 miles (2,930 kilometres) east to west and 960 miles north to south.
    • While Kazakhstan was not considered by authorities in the former Soviet Union to be a part of Central Asia, it does have physical and cultural geographic characteristics similar to those of the other Central Asian countries.
    • The capital is Nursultan (formerly Astana, Aqmola, and Tselinograd), in the north-central part of the country.
    • Kazakhstan, formerly a constituent (union) republic of the U.
    • , declared independence on December 16, 1991.

    Kazakhstan has so much to offer, here are some of the things Kazakhstan is known for.

    • Almaty: Dining out in the leafy, sophisticated metropolis and hiking in the spectacular mountains on its doorstep.
    • Kolsai Lakes: Staying in hospitable homestays and trekking amid gorgeous alpine scenery.
    • Turkestan: Being awed by the beautiful Timurid architecture at Kazakhstan's holiest site.
    • Aksu-Zhabagyly: Hiking, horse riding and looking for tulips in the forests and mountains.
    • Aral Sea: Checking out Soviet boat wrecks and an arid canyon on the banks of the returning sea.
    • Mangistau: Exploring remote desert country, honeycombed with canyons, underground mosques and ancient necropolises.
    • Tian Shan: Trekking and taking helicopter flights above glaciers in Kazakhstan's highest and most spectacular mountain range.
    • Nur-Sultan: Enjoying 21st-century fantasy architecture and a lively dining scene.

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