Almaty is most popularly known as the city of Apple trees. It is one of the most renowned destinations to base yourself in while traveling in Central Asia. It is home to over 1.5 million people who Almaty boasts the urban vibes of a large city with the charm of a Central Asian Cultural hub. Although the Kazakh capital has been moved to Astana, Almaty still has an influence on Kazakh history that makes it a key culture center of the entire country. From visitors to the locals, there are a variety of sights, restaurants, and dining places in Almaty.
Here is a list of top things that you can try out in Almaty:
1. Discover the Colorful Ascension Cathedral
Ascension Cathedral of Almaty is straight out of a storybook, beautifully build with a mesmerizing view Ascension Cathedral is at the top of “Best things” anyone should do when they tour Almaty. One interesting fact about the 56Mtrs. in height, the cathedral is that it is built with wood but without using nails!
2. Saunter through Panfilov Park
Bounded by the Ascension Cathedral is a charming urban park, one of the unique and most beautiful in the city of Almaty. At this place, you will find a lot of benches placed along that are filled with food vendors where you can spend family time gossiping and have something to munch. As the park is so centrally located, it’s a great place to immerse yourself in the Almaty’s buzzing local energy, try local food, and even interact with locals.
3. History of Kazakh and discover the Art at a Local Museum