Explore the city of Almaty by quickly getting acquainted with discovering major areas of interest – During this introductory tour, you will visit the First President Park, Republic Square, State Opera, and Ballet Theatre, museums at the Academy of Sciences, Abay Square, Kazakhstan Hotel, Palace of the Republic.
Panfilov Park & Zenkov Cathedral: The Park is named and dedicated to the Panfilov Heroes who were 28 soldiers of an Almaty Infantry. Their memories are etched at the fearsome war memorial east of the Zenkov Cathedral which depicts soldiers from all 15 soviet republics on the map of the USSR. The Park is a lush green area and it’s a good place to sit, rest, relax, and see the bustling sights of the city.
Zenkov Cathedral: is one of the most beautiful, magnificent, architectural monuments of the city of Almaty with a height of 56 meters and is in the green Panfilov Park of Almaty. A. Zenkov supervised the construction of this cathedral in the early 19th century and legend goes that it was built without a single nail. But unfortunately, it’s not true. Although the design is remarkably unique it’s because of the advanced technological expertise of that time.
Kok Tobe Hill: Kok Tobe is the highest point in the city of Almaty standing on an 1100 m hill at the south-east edge of the city. It is worth a visit to Kok Tobe because of its panoramic view of the city from all directions. To reach Kok Tobe Hill, one should take a cable car ride which starts near Hotel Novotel and goes over some of the oldest parts of Almaty and the magnificent fruit-growing gardens. Once you reach the Kok Tobe hill, you will see the famous 372 m high TV Tower which is visible from far away and offers great views of the mountains and the city plus many attractions at the top including many restaurants serving cuisines from across the globe.