Almaty is the former capital of Kazakhstan, and is still its largest city. It’s a financial and cultural center of Central Asia.

On a clear day you can see the beautiful snow capped mountains, right at the city's doorstep to the south. There are a lot of activities in Almaty. You may skating at Medeo ice-skating stadium, skiing or snowboarding at Chimbulak, visit Kok-Tobe by the cable car up for wonderful views of the mountains or charming vineyards, see the famous Charyn canyon and the gorgeous red and orange sandstone layers, relax at Tau Spa is up in the mountains and is worth a visit summer or winter. Try the plunge pool at -15 degrees!

Also you may visit the Kazakhstan English Language Theater (KELT). It is the only one English language theater in former Soviet Central Asia.