About Astana

Welcome to Astana, one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Who said that “West is West, East is East, and they will never come together”? Young Kazakhstan capital has debunked this myth. The modern design and Asian color of urban architecture have turned Astana to city with a unique look and style. With its beautiful and high buildings our capital competes with Tokyo, New York and Dubai.

In 1999 Astana was awarded the UNESCO "City of Peace" prize. More than 10 years went by, and young Kazakhstan capital continues to grow and transform, to become more attractive to people of Kazakhstan and foreign guests. You want to travel to Astana, but do not know where to start from? Meet some of the most remarkable places of the capital - Astana – Bayterek monument, Duman recreational centre, Palace of Peace and Harmony (popularly referred to as the “pyramid”), Akorda - the residence of the President of Kazakhstan, Independence Palace, Kazakh Eli monument, the promenade at the right bank of the Ishim river, and other government and public buildings and monuments.

Among architectural complexes of young Kazakhstan capital Eurasian National University named after L. Gumilyov, the outstanding Eurasian scientist and turcologist, occupies a prominent place. History of the University starts in May 1996, when a National University of "Eurasian" type was created in accordance with the decree of the President of Kazakhstan, N. Nazarbayev. Today L. Gumilyov ENU offers to its students the opportunity to actively participate in cultural, social and political life of Astana and Kazakhstan.

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