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City tour: Astana is the symbiosis of past and future in present

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Nur-Sultan is the symbiosis of past and future in present, it is the city where any person has his own vision and opinion on Nur-Sultan. You may find that the capital is a glass city from future, consisting of unusual buildings tailored by the foreign architects – it is the Pyramid, as well as “Khan Shatyr”, which author is Sir Norman Foster; it is the heritage of the EXPO exhibition, the theme was “Future Energy”. The bird Samruk seems to protect the “Independence Square”; sitting on the top of “Kazakh Yeli” Monument, it guards peace and independence and if you just let yourselves day-dream, you could imagine that the bird is flying over the “Palace of Peace and Reconciliation” and taking a rest at the pond in the President’s Park. The “Independence Square” and “Nurzhol” Boulevard are connected by the bridges over the Yesil (Ishim) River, they prolong the “Millennium Axis” in which conventional centre the main monument of the country “Bayterek” is located.

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Stop At: Khan Shatyr

Khan Shatyr ("Royal Marquee") is a giant transparent tent in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Built in a distinctively neofuturist style, the architectural project was unveiled by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on December 9, 2006.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Independence Square and Kazak Eli Monument

Amazing panoramic views of a left coast of Astana open from Independence Square. All power and freedom of the country is felt on the square among majestic monuments and fountains.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palace of Peace and Reconciliation

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation contains exhibition zones and conference rooms, own opera theater and the panoramic elevator. The unique pyramid is interesting inside and outside. There is a park near the Palace where you can reflect on global modern values, the everyday problems and just breathe fresh air.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nurzhol Boulevard

Nurzhol Boulevard (Green Water Boulevard) – is the pedestrian zone on the left coast where administrative, housing and entertainment complexes are located. The boulevard passes from the Independence Square to shopping and recreation center "Khan Shatyr".

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bayterek Tower

Bayterek tower is a monument and observation tower in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan. A tourist attraction popular with foreign visitors and native Kazakhs, it is emblematic of the city, which became capital of the country in 1997.

Duration: 30 minutes