The monument «Astana – Baiterek»
The monument «Astana – Baiterek» where everything is symbolical – and the gold sun in a crone, and height in 97 metres, and the internal architecture divided into three zones and personifying three bases of a universe, is known far outside from Kazakhstan. This “poplar” (in kazakh – Baiterek) from metal, glass and concrete is unique on architectural thought and is grandiose on execution: the metal design in height of 105 metres, weight over 1000 tons stands on five hundred piles. For the first time in the world a sphere in diameter of 22 metres and weight in 300 tons from the glass “chameleon” changing colour depending on a sunlight, “took” record height. Towering over young capital, it serves as an architectural symbol of renewal, a symbol of Astana, a symbol of Kazakhstan.
Address: Astana, Left bank, 1
Tel.: +7 (7172) 24 08 35, 24 16 88
Ethno-memorial complex «the Map of Kazakhstan – Atameken»
All recognized Kazakhstan, everything, that it was presented by the nature and the person, is presented in an ethno-memorial complex «the Map of Kazakhstan – Atameken». 14 regions and 2 cities of republican value are located on a map: Astana and Almaty. Here, all variety of natural-climatic zones and landscapes, architecture and town-planning ensembles is shown. Nevertheless, the main thing – monuments of history and culture. This year the park will celebrate the fifth anniversary.
Address: Astana, Kabanbay-batyr str. 6
Tel.: +7 (7172) 22 16 36, 22 16 37
Fax: +7 (7172) 22 16 37
Entertaining centre “Duman”
A new model for Kazakhstan in business industry – centre “Duman” in which you can have a rest with your family. The drop of the southern seas which have been taken away more than on three thousand of kilometres – an oceanarium – the first and unique attraction in Kazakhstan, the heart of entertaining centre “Duman”. It represents the complete construction consisting of several thematic zones: the Oceanarium, 3DCinema, a network cafe and trading halls, the central zone for walking and rest, an attraction “Jungle”, bowling, a casino, a multipurpose hall and a hotel complex.
Address: Astana, Kabanbay-batyr str. 4
Tel.: +7 (7172) 24 22 22, 24 24 85
Fax: +7 (7172) 24 24 90
The Capital Circus
Last year “UFO” has landed on the left coast of Ishim– so the circus appeared in Astana. Everything is unique here: architectural thought, its hi-tech embodiment, ergonomics of internal device, and the expanded infrastructure. But the main achievement – absolutely new circus staff. Acrobats, equilibrists, trainers, dzhigits on racers, trapeze artists, illusionists and clowns – all thirty three pleasures for small and big admirers of circus. Dumb animals also act: the African lions, the Scottish ponies, camels, bears, donkeys, monkeys and doggies.
Address: Astana, 2/1, Korgaldzhin highway
Tel: +7 (7172) 24 43 08, 24 40 59
Fax: +7 (7172) 75 26 00
The Congress –Hall today is not simple modern concert hall. It is the main cultural centre of Astana, its spotlights shine events which will be the history of cultural formation, and a political life of young capital. Today, it corresponds to all world standards: there are 158 rooms and auditorium on 1600 places on its six floors. Orchestral and ballet halls, restaurant and reception hall – its infrastructure is extensive and cautious. And the amazing acoustics, the expanded scene and make-up rooms of “lux” class allow to receive world stars. The palace foyer, spacious, light, and is made as much as possible convenient for carrying out of the exhibitions and fairs.
Address: Astana, Beibitshilik str. 1/1
Tel.: +7 (7172) 75 22 00, 75 23 60
Fax: +7 (7172) 75 26 00
The Cultural center «Zhastar»
The cultural center “Zhastar” – a favorite leisure place of townspeople, and actually this building is a monument of architecture and history of local value. The cultural center is a four-storeyed building, where the system is made on interrelation and transformation of such large complexes, as auditorium and sports hall for 1400 spectators. After the reconstruction in 2001 facades are finished with modern materials. At the same time the constructive decisions are kept, as the general very elegant, celebratory shape. A cultural center “Zhastar” – centre of the public and entertaining city life. Today, more than 1000 children and teenagers and more than 100 working young persons are engaged here in creativity.
Address: Astana, 34, Republic av.
Tel.: +7 (7172) 32 80 91, 32 67 81
Fax: +7 (7172) 32 80 65
Central Mosque of “Nur-Astana”
Since March 22, 2005 Central Mosque “Nur-Astana” become one of the capital sight on the left bank side of Astana. It is quite unexpected to see Mosque on the left bank side; however, it looks harmonious with other buildings. The construction represents a model of grace of eastern architecture. Grace of the East is elaborately twisted in grace of glass, concrete, steel, granite and alucobond. Scales of the left coast are sustained also. The area of the mosque is approximately 4000 sq.m. At the same time 5 thousand people could pray and there is enough space for two more thousand parishioners. The mosque is crowned by four minarets, each 62 m. in height. Cupolas covered with aluminum with gilding.
Tel.: 8 (7172) 24 40 12