What sites do tourists like to visit in Nur-Sultan?
Every year, thousands of Kazakh residents from all over the country and foreign tourists used to travel to Nur-Sultan to celebrate the Day of the Kazakh Capital on July 6th. This year will be an exception due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of visitors in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan during the holiday this summer will be several times less than usually due to safety reasons and closed external borders.
For those who will not be able to visit the significant places of the Kazakh capital this summer, the Mayor’s Office of Nur-Sultan offers a virtual tour. The ‘Baiterek’ monument remains the most visited place in Nur-Sultan for several years in a row.
“The favorite places of the city residents and visitors are parks and public gardens, which are many in Nur-Sultan. Of course, the ‘Mangilik Yel’ Triumphal Arch and the ‘Nur Alem’ Museum of Future Energy, Kazakhstan’s pavilion, which is a legacy of the international specialized exhibition Astana EXPO, are also among the most popular sites in the city,” said Narima Mukhambetalina, Head of the Directorate for Preservation of Monuments and Sites of Historical and Cultural Heritage.
‘Nur Alem’ pavilion-museum attracts city tourists with its unique architecture. The eight-story sphere-shaped building is the most frequently photographed place in Nur-Sultan.
The Hazret Sultan Mosque and Nur-Astana Mosque also fascinate the tourists of the Kazakh capital with their unique architecture and magnificent interior design.
In addition, Nurly Zhol Boulevard, the National Museum of Kazakhstan, ‘Astana Opera’ theater, the monument ‘Kazakh Yeli’ and ‘Khan Shatyr’ entertainment center are among the tourist attractions of Nur-Sultan that delight people.
Mukhambetalina said that there are 46 historical and cultural monuments in Nur-Sultan, which include 34 monuments of architecture and urban development, and 12 archaeological monuments. There are three monuments of national significance and 43 of local importance. The plaques were placed on the buildings informing that they are under the state protection. In addition, the monuments have QR codes, so people could read information about them in six languages.
Travelers from Russia, Turkey, France, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Poland, New Zealand, Mexico and the United States come to Nur-Sultan more often than others to enjoy the sites of the Kazakh capital.