Destination Information for Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is the largest of the Central Asian states of the former Soviet Union, the 9th largest country in the world and the largest landlocked country in the world. It is bordered by Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936 after being conquered by Russia in the second part of the 19th century.
This resourceful and rich country is often thought of as a vast and empty landscape, although there is plenty to see here for those who care to look.
The landscape of Kazakhstan is largely made up of mountains and plains and the emptiness can stretch on for miles and miles. There are also snow-capped mountain peaks, stunning glaciers and crystal clear lakes within the Tian Shan range in the Almighty Province in the South-eastern corner of the country.
The capital of Kazakhstan is Astana, a new city that is rapidly growing. A popular pastime here, as in many of the cities, is a visit to a sauna complex, is where many of the locals head to discuss business, host parties and generally socialise.
Thanks to the generally stable economy of Kazakhstan, transport, eateries and accommodation are of good quality. Most visitors come to the country for the wildlife and trekking opportunities, which are simply breathtaking.
Malaria and regions within country:
There is no malaria present in Kazakhstan