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Presidential gardens, Almaty

Skating above a city full of beauty and splendour

Interested in mixing unique architecture with beautiful nature? Book flights to Almaty and visit the Central Mosque or attend a concert in the lovely Palace of the Republic. Ready to relax completely? The Arasan Baths make for a divine outing to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Learn more about the eating habits of the Kazakhs by visiting the Green Bazaar where unique fruit and meat are sold. Or visit the Barakholka flea market; feast your eyes on the display of electronics, souvenirs, clothing and even animals.

Head out into nature

Almaty lies close to beautiful nature areas. Take the cable car next to the Palace of the Republic to Kök-Töbe hill for a magnificent view over the city. And explore the woods, admire the bronze statue of the Beatles or ascend the climbing wall. Do you enjoy hiking? Then take a walk around the Big Almaty Lake. Winter sports fans will also find plenty to enjoy. Strap on your skis in the Chimbulak ski resort or skate at the outdoor Medeo ice rink. At night this becomes a real party! Almaty is not only perfect for a city trip but also makes a great starting point for a longer holiday in Kazakhstan. Expect to be surprised: book a flight to Almaty now!

Impressive monuments

A trip to Almaty isn’t complete without a visit to Panfilov Park. Stroll by the eternal flame, which burns in memory of the heroes who died fighting the Nazis in the Second World War. Then continue to the beautiful Zenkov Cathedral. This colourful Orthodox wooden church was built without the use of any nails. The flower gardens and the independence monument on the large Republic Square are also worth a visit. Would you like to learn more about the country’s history? Then visit the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan. Pick out a colourful traditional rug in one of the souvenir shops.

Flights to Almaty for a beautiful city break

Looking for a cheap flight to Almaty? With KLM, your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in Kazakhstan before you know it.

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Airport: Almaty International Airport ALA
Currency: Tenge (KZT)

Time: GMT +6
Electricity: 220 volts, 50Hz

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