Kazakhstan is both familiar and unfamiliar to many Chinese. We hear about this neighbor to the west all the time in our country's massive plans such as the Belt and Road initiative. We know that there are a lot of ethnic Kazakh people in China. And there's Kazakh singer Dimash, who soared to popularity in China in recent years after he participated in a popular Chinese music contest.
KOKSHETAU. KAZINFORM - Marat Igaliyev, deputy governor of Akmola region, says the fact that President Nursultan Nazarbayev paid utmost attention to the development of domestic tourism is of paramount importance for the region.
Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga on Sept. 24, 2018, Uzbek media reported.
Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, migration service chairman Murat Kabdenov, admitted that the local Kazakhstani police some times violate the rights of foreign tourists, Kazakhstani media reported. The ministry is planning to establish tourist police to prevent such cases.
This year’s World Nomad Games, a celebration of nomadic heritage, took place in the Issyk-Kul province of Kyrgyzstan. Eleanor Moseman photographed female competitors who had travelled from all over central Asia and eastern Europe, and explored the difficulties and challenges they face as competitors
Tashkent-Uzbekistan has aspirations to become a second Mecca, a destination for pilgrims from all over the world. Central Asia's most populous country boasts a wealth of well-preserved mosques and shrines in famous silk road cities like Samarkand and Bukhara.
Kazakhstan intends to implement standards for tourism facilities, Kazakhstan’s Kazinform international news agency reported.
Kazakhstan’s airline, Air Astana, plans to expand its routs network to Uzbekistan. This was announced by the regional representative of the Kazakh airline Yevgeniy Krutov at a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Kazinform reported.
Huffington Post contributor, travel blogger and video maker Drew Binsky, praised Central Asia in one of his recent posts after returning from his 10-day journey to the region. "Before my trip, I didn’t know much about these three countries. In fact, I knew nothing at all… And to be completely honest, as an American, I (we) have a tendency to think that any country that ends in –Stan is dangerous — but that couldn’t be farther from the truth!"
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan: Why you should visit these beautiful lands of ancient kingdoms and snow-crested mountains
Metro.co.uk’s travel blogger Sadie Whitelocks, the “avid-adventurer-26 countries in 12 months, two polar regions, one mountain, hand luggage only,” as the web portal describes her, recently visited both Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and shared the adventures with her audience.