Tag: Aksu Zhabagly

Kazakhstan nature guide: when to go where

Kazakhstan nature guide: when to go where

The one thing that surprised me the most about Kazakhstan was the beauty of Kazakhstan’s nature. While neighbouring Kyrgyzstan wins if it comes to mountains, Kazakhstan actually has much more variety in its spectacular landscapes. The nature of Kazakhstan is extremely diverse and it was 

The best national Parks in Kazakhstan

The best national Parks in Kazakhstan

I came to Kazakhstan with actually very little knowledge about the country. I was not even aware that there were national parks in Kazakhstan worth visiting. My image of Kazakhstan was of a grim ex Soviet country with steppes and nomads on horses. Even from 

Aksu Zhabagly National Park in Kazakhstan: a travel guide

Aksu Zhabagly National Park in Kazakhstan: a travel guide

This post is a travel guide to Aksu Zhabagly National Park for independent budget travellers. Most people head to Shymkent to see the mausoleum in Turkestan, but the south is not all about history. There is also some incredible nature with the best national parks 

Things to do in Shymkent: A taste of Kazakhstan’s Silk Road

Things to do in Shymkent: A taste of Kazakhstan’s Silk Road

This post is a travelguide about the best things to do in Shymkent. A city in the south of Kazakhstan that was once part of Kazakhstan’s silk road. There is actually not one silk road. The famous trading route from China to Europe, that Marco