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a visa is not required for Kazakhstan, enough a normal passport, but! border guards sometimes manage to put a stamp in the passport directly, after which it will be ruined and it will have to change. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to use the passport.
Kazakhstan - a constitutional parliamentary-presidential republic. The President is the head of state and commander in chief.
The country's national currency is the tenge. Most European and international credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, Euro Card, accepted in major hotels Almaty, Astana, as well as many shops and restaurants. Banks are open from 8:00 to 19:00 from Monday to Friday, Saturday from 8:00 to 16:00. Also, there are banks around the clock.
The official language in Kazakhstan - Kazakh, belonging to the group of Turkic languages, related to Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Turkmen and Turkish. In government organizations and local authorities on an equal basis with Kazakh language Russian is used officially. Everyone has the right to speak their native language and to choose the language for communication, education and work that helps people of different ethnic backgrounds live and work in peace and harmony.
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In the extreme south-east and the east extend ranges of the Tien Shan, Jungar Alatau and Altai with elevations ranging from 3,000 to 6,995 m (Khan Tengri). In the extreme west is the Caspian lowland, partly lying below sea level. In Kazakhstan, 8.5 million large and small rivers. Also, there are 48,000 large and small lakes. Among them are the Aral Sea, Balkhash, Zaisan, Alakol, Tengiz and Seletengiz.
The main feature of the people living on the territory of Kazakhstan - hospitality. Respect for the guests, to the elders, peacefulness and tolerance, which are laid in childhood, is the main national feature of Kazakhs. Kazakhstan has never been ethnic and religious conflicts. By tradition, guests are treated to the national Kazakh dishes for dastarkhan (set table).
The main national dish of Kazakhs is beshbarmak (five fingers). National drinks mare, shubat, kymyran. Shubat is among the most valuable dairy drink after koumiss, made from camel milk. Adding to the camel, cow or sheep's milk obtained katyk, and when you add suzbe (thick sour curd) or kurta, get ezhigey (gentle kurt). In Central and Western Kazakhstan - shubat in South - kymyran, East - Tuye kymyz (camel mare's milk). However, the methods of manufacturing the same everywhere. Also kymaran or hymyraan - a drink, usually made of a mixture of boiled water with the addition of milk (sour or unleavened). Soft drink and Mongolian called hyaram. It has long been the custom that a large place was given to preparation and long-term storage products. During the slaughtering of the meat harvested for future use, for which it was salted, vyalili, sometimes smoked, delicatessen products prepared mainly from horse meat - kazi, shuzhuk, stings, and zhaya card. The bread often baked in the form of cakes, baked goods from the most popular and are used bauyrsaki.
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January 1 - New Year
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 22 - Nauryz
May 1 - Day of Peoples Unity
May 9 - Victory Day
July 6 - Day of the capital
August 30 - Constitution Day of Kazakhstan
October 25 - Day of Republic
16 December - Independence Day of Kazakhstan
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Sauran (X century BC) was a powerful fortress. The special design and independent power, the city was able to withstand a few months long siege. People continue to live in the castle until the middle of XVII century.
Places to visit:Ahmed Yassavi mausoleum, a necropolis, fragments of th ...
Sauran (X century BC) was a powerful fortress. The special design and independent power, the city was able to withstand a few months long siege. People continue to live in the castle until the midd ...