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Almaty Province is in the southeast of Kazakhstan. The province surrounds the nation's largest city, the former capital Almaty, which is administered separately. Almaty city is the most popular destination for foreign visitors, especially those looking to trek in the Tian Shan mountains. It is also home to the principal border crossings into and out of Xinjiang.


Map of Almaty Province

Spruce forest around the Lake Kaindy


  • 1 Almaty— the only city of more than one million inhabitants in the country; the former capital, and the cultural center of the country.
  • 2 Taldykorgan— the administrative capital of Almaty Province. It is worth visiting if you interested in fantastic natural view: mountains, rivers and forests.
  • 3 Dostyk Dostyk on Wikipedia — the small border town opposite the Chinese town of Alashankou.
  • 4 Talgar Talgar on Wikipedia — a 1,000-year-old small city in the high Zailiysky Alatau mountain range.
  • 5 Zharkent Jarkent on Wikipedia

Other destinations[edit]

Petroglyphs of Tamgaly


Get in[edit]

Almaty International Airport (ALA IATA)

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