Tourism development via traditional values
Kazakh high school students are actively involved in studying the history of their regions. 13,000 students of Akmola region are participating in the regional research works. Classrooms on Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity will open by the end of the year in all the districts of the region. There are already17 such centers in the region. Moreover, training centers for young volunteer guides were established almost in every country club of Akmola region this year, as it contributes to the development of tourism.
LEYLA TOLUSPAYEVA, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CHILDREN AND YOUTH TOURISM CENTER:
- We are currently working on six projects, including four republican and two regional projects, such as the Regional Museums’ Development Program and the Junior Academy of Young Local Historian. About 5,000 children will participate in our projects, and an additional of 40,000 children will participate in the “Preserve and Multiply” campaign as part of the “Tabigat Besigi” project.
This year, stations for young tourists and local historians will also be opened in seven districts of the region. As part of the program, an ethnographic museum will open in Burabay. Exhibits will be presented in the most unique ways, such as interactive kiosks, 3D shows and films about historic personalities.
SAULE BURBAYEVA, HEAD OF CULTURAL DEPARTMENT, AKMOLA REGION:
- No wonder that there is a growing interest to the Burabay Resort Area from the people of Kazakhstan and beyond. The tourists are attracted by picturesque nature, as well as the history of the sacral sites. The famous Abylay Khan’s meadow, Khan Kenesary’s cave, interesting natural landscapes, and the legendary Zhumbaktas and Okzhetpes are located here.
700 cultural sites in the region are provided with QR codes in order to provide information about historic sites in the new format. 20,000 exhibits were also digitalized in the regional local history museum. According to the experts, promotion of cultural values contributes to the development of tourism.