Capital Day: popular tourist attractions in Nur-Sultan
Each city has its signature places that attract people like magnets. The official site of Nur-Sultan city hall offers a glimpse of those landmarks in anticipation of the Capital Day.
“Citizens and visitors love the city’s numerous parks and gardens. Signature attractions are Baiterek Tower, Mangilik El Triumphal Arch, Nur Alem sphere, and the EXPO pavilion,” said Narima Mukhambetalina, Director, Office of Monuments and Historical and Cultural Heritage Preservation, State Municipal
Management Organization under Nur-Sultan akimat.
In 2018, every region of Kazakhstan gave a present to the capital city for its 20th anniversary. For instance, Almaty presented the Almaty Balabaqshasy kindergarten for 240 slots; East Kazakhstan gave a musical fountain for the Botanical Garden; West Kazakhstan made the Akzhayik Park with a statue of Manshuk Mametova, Hero of the Soviet Union; Karaghandy region gave the new Ulytau Alley; Kyzylorda built a spaceship museum; and Atyrau gave a new pedestrian bridge from the Yessil’s right bank to the Central Park.
According to Narima Mukhambetalina, her Office makes efforts to preserve and promote monuments and cultural and historical heritage conducting open lessons at schools, arranging tours and flower-laying ceremonies.
Nur-Sultan is proud of its 46 historical and cultural monuments including 34 architectural and urban artifacts and 12 archaeological monuments. Three of those monuments are of national significance, while 43 are local monuments. Preservation areas have been assigned to each monument. Installed plaques inform that the monuments are under government protection. They also have QR codes showing information in six languages.
Any use of materials is only permitted with an active hyperlink to the official website of the city of Nur-Sultan http://astana.gov.kz