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.
Last week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization added 23 new sites to its World Network of Biospheres, areas that balance the needs of people and nature, of economy and ecology. On that list is the Altyn Emel Biosphere Reserve, a spectacular and special spot in Kazakhstan.
The opening ceremony of the Expo was highlighted by the jaw-dropping fireworks on 9 June, where the head of state received his counterparts and guests of honor. The next day, on Saturday, thousands of foreign and local tourists arrived in the Kazakhstani capital to personally pay a visit to the Expo 2017.
The SCO summit, the opening of EXPO 2017 and Syrian peace talks are bringing the world to Kazakhstan, writes Dr. Joshua W. Walker is CEO and President of the USA Pavilion at EXPO 2017, published by The Diplomat.