CENTRAL KAZAKHSTAN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS NAMED AMONG WORLD’S 100 MOST SUSTAINABLE
Astana, January12: The Kyzylarai mountain oasis and Shabanbai-bi Village in Central Kazakhstan
were named among the world’s 100 most sustainable tourist destinations last
and the village with guest houses have been nominated as a single object.
Kyzylarai mountains and Shabanbai-bi Village in the Aktogai area represent a
very promising place for the development of eco-tourism,” said Vitaly Shuptar,
head of the Avalon Historical and Geographical Society which did the
submission. “In the heart of Sary-Arka there is everything that one may need to
relax: striking beauty of nature and unique historical sights.”
Avalon representatives, the group established the list of the most sustainable
tourist destinations to assess efforts to promote sustainable tourism around
the world. Nominees were determined by open voting on social networks as well
as the input of 30 international experts.
offers a variety of tourist options. Visitors can hike Aksoran, the highest
mountain in Central Kazakhstan, wander through beautiful pine forests, visit
the sacred cave Aulie and see wild sheep and elk. Visitors can also see unique
historical monuments, including ancient cave paintings, a Bronze Age necropolis
and Turkic stone sculptures.
of the Aktogai district akimat (local mayor’s office) note, it is worth
visiting these places to experience the boundless hospitality, friendliness and
exceptional culinary skills of Shabanbai-bi residents.