Kazakhstan is booming this year. The country was recently featured in the New York Times’ “52 Places to Go” – a leading annual list of tourist destinations, the Tian Shan mountains were included on Unesco’s 2016 World Heritage list and new hotels are being built. On top of all Kazakhstan believes that the EXPO 2017 will attract tourists from all over the globe.
A 93 days lasting event
The International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017 “Future Energy” is a showcase and entertainment event, which will be held from June 10 through September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Lasting for 93 days, it will prove one of the most spectacular cultural events of the year. At the moment, 112 countries and 18 international organisations have confirmed their participation.
As part of the exhibition, the organizers have planned special tours for international guests and citizens of Kazakhstan that include visiting the EXPO 2017 and seeing the country’s landmarks.
You will be given the opportunity to visit 12 nature parks where you will be able to see unique places.
You can visit the Charyn Canyon, Kolsai Lakes, Borovoye, Bayanaul, and Karkaraly, and objects on the UNESCO World Heritage List (the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, the petroglyphs of Tamgaly, and relics along the Silk Road Route), or travel to special destinations such as the Baikonur Cosmodrome – the largest space launch complex in the world.
Baikonur Cosmodrome Site
As an extra service the country that is part of the famous Silk route, lifted visa requirements for citizens to boost investment and tourism.