• Kazakhstan Travel

    Date: 2010.01.04 | Category: Asia | Tags:

    Situated in Central Asia is the country of Kazakhstan. To many people this land is not well known to most. This country has snow-capped peak mountains, with glaciers and lakes and has miles of plains and deserts. Almaty was once the capital of Kazakhstan and is known for their modern architecture and breathtaking views of the mountains. The capital now is Astana.

    The history of Kazakhstan is very interesting to say the least. There are many remains of monuments and petroglyphs. There is belief that the Amazons originated in this country and the Genghis Khan is buried somewhere in Eastern Kazakhstan. With more and more studies on the history of Kazakhstan becoming public, people are flocking to this great country.

    Kazakhstan economy has seen many changes since the early days when they were part of the Soviet Union. There economy has grown and become more steadfast and self contained. It is known for the fossil fuel reserves, plus metals and minerals. There vast plains are accommodating for grain production and livestock. They also created framework for launches to the International Space Station for the Space Shuttle.

    The best time to travel to Kazakhstan is in the spring or in autumn. During these two seasons the temperatures are mild and comfortable for the traveler. The spring brings flowers and foliage alive and in the autumn brings the harvest of Kazakhstan’s wonderful fruits. In the winter the average temperature is –16 degrees Celsius in the north and the temperature in the summer is 27 degrees Celsius.