Explore Kazakhstan

Explore Kazakhstan

July 27, 2018 0 By admin

Explore Kazakhstan

Explore Kazakhstan, the ninth largest country in the world with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometers, but only 65th in the population with about 6.5 people per square kilometer. The population is estimated at 17,670,900, according to an official estimate of 2015. A large part of the country’s territory is made up of steppes. The capital of the country is Astana. The official languages of the country are Kazakh. A combination of Turkish and Russian. It borders with Republic of China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.

Astana

astana

Astana is the second largest city after Almaty and the capital of the state since 1997. It is a magnificent architectural city in the eastern part of the country, in the Asian steppe. It is nothing but the realization of the ambitious goals of Kazakhstan President Narsulan Nazarbayev. Astana is impressive and futuristic. It is not a coincidence that in 1999 won the “City of the World” award. The crown of the city is the Palace for Peace and Harmony. It is a huge pyramid built on an artificial hill designed by British Sir Norman Foster. The Bayterek Tower is a landmark building for Astana. The legend says that the tower represents a poplar, where the magic bird Samruk generates his egg. In the sphere, at the top of Bayterek, there is a footprint of the country’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev. If you prefer religious attractions, do not miss to visit the Beit Rachel-Habbad Lyubavich Synagogue and the Nur-Astana Main Mosque (mosque). Both buildings are somewhat unusual in relation to the architectural tradition of the East and their interior decoration is also wonderful.

If you are lost in Astana, here’s a list of what to do in Astana from lostwithpurpose.com

Cheap Flights to Astana

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Pavlodar

12.11.2018

19.11.2018

Tickets from 78

Almaty

19.01.2019

04.02.2019

Tickets from 86

Petropavlovsk

30.10.2018

06.11.2018

Tickets from 91

Shimkent

22.11.2018

27.11.2018

Tickets from 99

Zhambyl

09.11.2018

11.11.2018

Tickets from 104

Aktyubinsk

30.10.2018

31.10.2018

Tickets from 106

Zhezkazgan

02.11.2018

18.11.2018

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Ust-kamenogorsk

22.11.2018

22.11.2018

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Kzyl-Orda

23.12.2018

12.01.2019

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Aktau

31.01.2019

05.02.2019

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Kostanay

07.11.2018

10.11.2018

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Uralsk

13.11.2018

15.11.2018

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Atyrau

12.12.2018

15.12.2018

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Omsk

30.10.2018

06.11.2018

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Bishkek

30.10.2018

06.11.2018

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Novosibirsk

08.11.2018

15.11.2018

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Kiev

11.07.2019

16.07.2019

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Tashkent

03.11.2018

05.11.2018

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Ekaterinburg

29.04.2019

08.05.2019

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Kazan

01.11.2018

07.11.2018

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Budapest

23.12.2018

09.01.2019

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Moscow

28.11.2018

13.12.2018

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Karaganda

30.10.2018

30.10.2018

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Vilnius

24.12.2018

29.01.2019

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Brussels

08.12.2018

16.12.2018

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Odessa

11.07.2019

16.07.2019

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Saint Petersburg

30.01.2019

09.02.2019

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BAK

08.11.2018

12.11.2018

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Tbilisi

08.07.2019

18.07.2019

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Frankfurt

03.11.2018

25.11.2018

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Warsaw

26.12.2018

13.01.2019

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Kaliningrad

15.11.2018

19.11.2018

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Tyumen

29.10.2018

05.11.2018

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Minsk

29.04.2019

03.05.2019

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Istanbul

05.11.2018

06.11.2018

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New Delhi

01.11.2018

15.11.2018

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Prague

29.10.2018

01.11.2018

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Dusseldorf

23.01.2019

06.02.2019

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Krasnojarsk

29.11.2018

09.12.2018

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Dnepropetrovsk

22.11.2018

27.11.2018

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Sochi

17.12.2018

25.12.2018

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Krasnodar

02.01.2019

23.01.2019

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Samara

03.06.2019

06.06.2019

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London

05.12.2018

12.12.2018

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Mineralnye Vody

28.12.2018

07.01.2019

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Nizhniy Novgorod

01.12.2018

07.12.2018

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Voronezh

23.11.2018

01.12.2018

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Munich

28.11.2018

02.01.2019

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Gdansk

08.06.2019

14.06.2019

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Dubai

05.11.2018

12.11.2018

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Tomsk

11.11.2018

24.11.2018

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Nuremberg

28.11.2018

02.01.2019

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Yerevan

04.05.2019

10.05.2019

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Bremen

15.08.2019

12.09.2019

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Geneva

02.11.2018

13.11.2018

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Irkutsk

30.11.2018

07.12.2018

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Hong Kong

15.12.2018

13.01.2019

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

30.10.2018

06.11.2018

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Berlin

08.03.2019

13.04.2019

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Saratov

04.12.2018

11.12.2018

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Ufa

29.10.2018

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Orenburg

30.11.2018

04.12.2018

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Syktyvkar

08.11.2018

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Perm

22.03.2019

27.03.2019

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Astrakhan

30.10.2018

06.11.2018

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Rostov

25.11.2018

30.11.2018

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Simferopol

30.11.2018

01.12.2018

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Tallinn

22.11.2018

24.11.2018

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Belgorod

29.10.2018

05.11.2018

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Hanover

08.03.2019

30.03.2019

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Rzeszow

31.10.2018

01.11.2018

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Amsterdam

01.11.2018

05.11.2018

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Milan

10.12.2018

04.01.2019

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Izmir

28.12.2018

05.01.2019

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Batumi

08.07.2019

18.07.2019

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Chelyabinsk

21.01.2019

25.01.2019

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Ercan

30.11.2018

09.12.2018

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Murmansk

15.07.2019

27.07.2019

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Nizhnevartovsk

02.01.2019

15.01.2019

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Antalya

06.12.2018

17.12.2018

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Magnitogorsk

01.11.2018

08.11.2018

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Nalchik

29.10.2018

05.11.2018

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Birmingham

05.12.2018

12.12.2018

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Barcelona

17.06.2019

15.07.2019

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Rome

28.12.2018

06.01.2019

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Lviv

05.01.2019

12.01.2019

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Kemerovo

01.11.2018

06.11.2018

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Barnaul

19.08.2019

23.08.2019

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Mirnyj

26.10.2018

28.10.2018

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Cheboksary

06.11.2018

20.11.2018

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Marseille

27.01.2019

03.02.2019

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Naberevnye Chelny

30.12.2018

18.01.2019

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Yakutsk

02.11.2018

16.11.2018

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Paris

23.12.2018

02.01.2019

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Lyon

25.12.2018

04.01.2019

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Khabarovsk

17.11.2018

25.11.2018

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Thessaloniki

01.12.2018

03.01.2019

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Beijing

22.01.2019

01.03.2019

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Toulouse

01.11.2018

04.11.2018

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Cologne

03.11.2018

25.11.2018

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Hotels Astana: Popularity

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Belon-Lux Hotel

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Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Astana

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The St. Regis Astana

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Best Western Plus Astana Hotel

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Turkestan

turkestan

Turkestan is a small but ancient city in the wilderness of Kazakhstan. The country is largely devoid of historical cities in Central Asia, unlike Uzbekistan, but the exception is Turkestan. It is a relatively well preserved 1600 year old city. In the 11th century AD, the great Sufi Sheikh Khoja Ahmad Yasavi turned the city into a key learning center. At the end of the 14th century, Timur commissioned the creation of a massive mausoleum in his honor, which is from that day the most important and historical site of Kazakhstan, an important Muslim place of pilgrimage and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Except, however, from the mausoleum, the visitor can also visit the historic, cultural and ethnographic center.

Here is an idea of what you can do in Turkestan from lonelyplanet.

Baikonur

baikonur

The Baikonur is Russia’s main spaceport. It has been operating since June 2, 1955 and is located in the Baikonur (“rich valley”) region of Kazakhstan. It is the largest but also the oldest space center in the world. From there, approximately 2,500 spacecrafts have been launched and more than 130 cosmonauts have left in 50 years of operation. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the independence of Kazakhstan, Russia leased the cosmodrome, since, although it has two more satellites, it can only begin manned missions at the International Space Station (ISS).

According to atlasobscura here’s a list of unusual thing to do in Baikonur.

Almaty

almaty

The largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital of the country until 1997. It is an important economic and commercial center. Almaty harmoniously combines the intense Muslim color with the Russian influences from the time Kazakhstan was part of the Soviet Union. Visit Panfilov Park, named in honor of Mikhail Panfilov’s 28th Battalion, which played an important role in World War II and Zenkov Cathedral, an impressive building made entirely of wood. It is also worth attending the National Musical Instruments Museum and the Central Square, while enjoying a panoramic view of the city, Coc Tob is ideal. Last but not least, do not miss the Mendeos Gorge.

According to goatsontheroad here’s the top 10 things to do in Almaty.

Cheap Flights to Almaty

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

USJ

24.10.2018

26.10.2018

Tickets from 55

Astana

15.01.2019

29.01.2019

Tickets from 79

Karaganda

21.12.2018

23.12.2018

Tickets from 100

Ust-kamenogorsk

07.11.2018

17.11.2018

Tickets from 103

Kostanay

19.11.2018

21.11.2018

Tickets from 105

Shimkent

12.11.2018

15.11.2018

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Pavlodar

14.11.2018

23.11.2018

Tickets from 117

Kzyl-Orda

28.11.2018

30.11.2018

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Aktyubinsk

10.01.2019

17.01.2019

Tickets from 135

Petropavlovsk

10.11.2018

24.11.2018

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Aktau

25.11.2018

29.11.2018

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Uralsk

01.02.2019

06.02.2019

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Zhambyl

09.11.2018

11.11.2018

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Atyrau

12.12.2018

24.12.2018

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Omsk

25.10.2018

28.10.2018

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Novosibirsk

26.12.2018

01.01.2019

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Ekaterinburg

02.04.2019

09.04.2019

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Zhezkazgan

11.11.2018

18.11.2018

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Dushanbe

01.11.2018

10.11.2018

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Tashkent

20.11.2018

28.11.2018

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Moscow

20.11.2018

28.11.2018

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Prague

19.12.2018

14.01.2019

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Vilnius

20.02.2019

04.03.2019

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Bishkek

24.10.2018

25.10.2018

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Warsaw

18.11.2018

19.11.2018

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Kazan

28.03.2019

16.04.2019

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Tbilisi

09.12.2018

12.12.2018

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Istanbul

31.10.2018

15.11.2018

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BAK

21.02.2019

24.02.2019

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Yerevan

01.12.2018

08.12.2018

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Dubai

16.11.2018

21.11.2018

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Saint Petersburg

22.11.2018

29.11.2018

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Sharjah

16.11.2018

22.11.2018

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Minsk

01.07.2019

07.07.2019

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Tyumen

05.11.2018

12.11.2018

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Samara

17.12.2018

24.12.2018

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Krasnojarsk

12.01.2019

27.01.2019

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Rostov

06.12.2018

13.12.2018

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Krasnodar

29.10.2018

14.11.2018

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New Delhi

01.03.2019

01.04.2019

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Kiev

01.12.2018

04.12.2018

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Dusseldorf

02.11.2018

17.11.2018

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Trabzon

10.01.2019

13.01.2019

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Ufa

16.11.2018

22.11.2018

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Voronezh

28.12.2018

08.01.2019

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Odessa

06.01.2019

26.01.2019

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Kaliningrad

22.12.2018

15.01.2019

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Samarkand

01.11.2018

02.11.2018

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Chisinau

23.12.2018

10.01.2019

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Chelyabinsk

06.12.2018

10.12.2018

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Vladikavkaz

06.11.2018

12.11.2018

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Sochi

04.11.2018

12.11.2018

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Tomsk

31.10.2018

10.11.2018

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Dnepropetrovsk

30.11.2018

05.12.2018

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Athens

14.08.2019

13.09.2019

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Nizhniy Novgorod

30.11.2018

30.12.2018

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Perm

09.02.2019

23.02.2019

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Ercan

14.01.2019

25.01.2019

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Urumqi

14.01.2019

22.02.2019

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Antalya

30.06.2019

04.07.2019

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Mineralnye Vody

15.11.2018

19.11.2018

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Naberevnye Chelny

03.11.2018

06.11.2018

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Vienna

07.08.2019

28.08.2019

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Irkutsk

26.11.2018

08.12.2018

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Ankara

12.01.2019

09.02.2019

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Frankfurt

05.06.2019

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Murmansk

02.12.2018

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Surgut

01.07.2019

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Budapest

09.10.2019

13.10.2019

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Xi'an

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Lyon

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Izmir

22.11.2018

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Hanover

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30.12.2018

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Lviv

15.03.2019

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Brussels

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Mulhouse

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11.01.2019

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Yakutsk

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Hamburg

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Milan

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Simferopol

25.11.2018

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Lahore

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Hong Kong

08.11.2018

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Groznyj

29.10.2018

05.11.2018

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Osh

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Saratov

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07.01.2019

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Nazran

06.11.2018

12.11.2018

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Izhevsk

01.03.2019

15.03.2019

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Anapa

30.12.2018

06.01.2019

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Alicante

16.12.2018

10.01.2019

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Cologne

21.04.2019

30.04.2019

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Barnaul

04.11.2018

10.11.2018

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Orenburg

27.11.2018

27.11.2018

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Bucharest

27.12.2018

09.01.2019

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Gazipasa

12.11.2018

22.11.2018

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Oslo

08.11.2018

15.12.2018

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Volgograd

29.12.2018

03.01.2019

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Magnitogorsk

14.01.2019

21.01.2019

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Nalchik

06.11.2018

12.11.2018

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Hotels Almaty: Popularity

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D'Rami

★★★

-60%

12249

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Renion Residence Hotel

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6862

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Rixos Almaty Hotel

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-17%

237196

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Rahat Palace Hotel

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-10%

116105

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Hotel Kazzhol Almaty

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8373

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Worldhotel Saltanat Almaty

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-10%

119107

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