Kazakhstan Promotion of its Tourist Potential

Kazakhstan also spelled Kazakstan, is a country that stretches over a vast expanse of Asia, and a former republic of the now extinct USSR.

Given the unique natural beauty and rapid growth of inbound tourism, Kazakhstan government pays a great deal of attention to the promotion of its tourist potential abroad and participates in international travel fairs and exhibitions all around the world on the regular basis. The World Travel Market in London is one of the most important annual events in the tourist sphere for Kazakhstan and that is why Kazakhstan has been taking part in this established exhibition since 2001.

Kazakhs are very hospitable and like to meet guests they dont have any objections to receiving uninvited guests that is why if you come home to a Kazakh unexpectedly he will be glad as if you were invited. Respect to older people, peacefulness and tolerance brought up from childhood are national features of Kazakhs. That is why in
Kazakhstan there were never conflicts on ethnic or confessional grounds and many people of different ethnic and religious origins of the world live and work peacefully here. In order to learn customs and traditions of Kazakh people and to explore Kazakhstan we invite you to visit our beautiful country.

In general Kazakhs prefer meat dishes. Favourite national dish of Kazakhs is beshbarmak. Beshbarmak is cooked of lamb, horse meat, beef and dough. Such dishes of horse meat and of course, mares milk are favourite. Medicinal drink mares milk has curative qualities and effect and is used for treatment of lung and intestinal gastric illnesses. Taking into account that peoples of more than hundred nationalities live in Kazakhstan, cuisine of Kazakhstan is diverse. People here love national dishes of Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Korean and European cuisine. In many cities of the country there are many restaurants and cafes where you are offered the variety of dishes of the national, European and other cuisines.

West Kazakhstan is situated on 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 132 m below sea level, remarkable chalky rocks. One can find here fine areas rich with game which promise good hunting, can entertain ideas of good luck in angling, in water sports. Tremendous scientific interest present reserves and monuments.

North Kazakhstan has everything landscape and climatic conditions. Health resorts offer fine rehabilitation opportunities while natural preserves Kurgaldzhino and Naurzum would be quite interesting for amateurs tourist.

Central Kazakhstan displays to perfect advantage one of the largest lakes of the world, the lake of Balkhash supplemented by a unique mountainous and forest oasis. The area harbours plenty of memorable places exhibiting various archaeological and ethnographic relics.

East Kazakhstan is represented by the Altai and its wooded foothills, the river of Irtysh and such lakes. Fairly rich are flora and fauna of the region.