Kazakhstan tourism and its development.
The Republic of Kazakhstan is well known for rather unique natural and geographic conditions. Almaty, zhambyl, south Kazakhstan is an area rich with ancient history and culture known for such famous monuments of medieval architectural ensemble of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi in Turkistan ,etc. this list may be nicely supplemented with unique Scythian burial mounds in Semirechie. It is incidentally, the very region that has played host to the world-famous space- vechile launching site Baikonyr. Besides, the region affords unique climatic opportunities for recreation, rehabilitation, hunting, alpinism, mountain-skiing and skating.
West kazahstan tourism destinations Aktobe, Atyrau, Mangystau regions are located in the crossroads of the European and Asian continents in the basin of the Caspian Sea, the Volga and the Ural. It is the location of the world second deepest depression that of Kargije lying 132m below sea level, remarkable chalky rocks. Tremendous scientific interest present reserves and monuments of ancient Mangyshlak and Ustyurt, numerous memorable places evoking Kazakh epos.
East Kazakhstan tourism is represented by the Altai and its wooded foothills, the river of Irtysh and such lakes as Zaisan, Markakol, Alakol, Sauskan. Fairly rich are flora and fauna of the region. Besides Semipalatinsk region is the birthplace of the great Kazakh poet enlightener Abai Kunanbaev, remarkable writer Mukhtar Auezov.