Hotel’s Astana, Kazakhstan location in the centre of fabulous attractions
Kazakhstan, to the south of Russia, stretches from the eastern edge of Europe almost to Mongolia. Its capital Astana, formerly known as Aqmola, existed as a remote outpost of the Russian and then Soviet empires before being chosen by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to receive billions of dollars in new development. Guests of this new hotel’s Astana, Kazakhstan location enjoy an ideal base for exploring the city’s striking attractions, many designed by prize-winning British architect Norman Foster.
- Oceanarium in the Duman entertainment centre - 500 m - More than 3,000 kilometres from the sea, this aquarium is home to about 2,000 animals representing over 100 marine species.
- Museum of Modern Arts - 1.6 km - The museum displays about 4,000 works by artists from Kazakhstan, Russia and Commonwealth countries.
- Islamic Centre - 3.6 km - This beautiful mosque has four minarets and multi-coloured geometrical patterns.
- Bayterek Tower - 3.7 km - Nicknamed "Chupa Chups" because of its resemblance to a giant lollipop, the tower offers city views and golden presidential palm prints where visitors may place their hands.
- Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - 3.9 km - Built like a yurt with a mosque-like dome, it contains historic exhibitions, most notably the Golden Man warrior's suit.
- Khan Shatyr - Covered with a striking transparent tent, this complex contains a park, shopping and entertainment area with cobbled streets, indoor river, beach and monorail.
- Atameken Map of Kazakhstan - This outdoor museum provides a miniature view of the entire country.
- Palace of Peace and Reconciliation - Pyramid-shaped, this building offers city views, art galleries, museums and opera hall.
- Kazakh Eli monument - A tribute to Kazakhstan, this 100-metre-tall white pillar is topped by the mythical golden bird Samryk and surrounded by fountains.