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Kazakhstan steps into international spotlight with two mega events

Kazakhstan steps into international spotlight with two mega events

The 28th Worldwide Winter Universiade, this year to be hosted in Almaty, and the Expo 2017 Future Energy exhibition in Astana are presenting Kazakhstan to the world as a new and exciting tourist destination in Asia.

One of the greatest sports competitions began in Almaty earlier.

In only a few months’ time, on July 10th, there will be an event no less impressive in scale - the Expo 2017 International Specialised Exhibition in Astana.

Expo 2017 and the Universiade will attract tourists from all over the globe.

As part of the exhibition, the organisers have planned special tours for international guests and citizens of Kazakhstan that include visiting the Expo 2017 and seeing the country’s landmarks.


Tourists will be given the opportunity to visit 12 nature parks where they will be able see such unique places as the Charyn Canyon, Kolsai Lakes, Borovoye, Bayanaul, and Karkaraly.

Guests can also visit objects on the UNESCO World Heritage List, including the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, the petroglyphs of Tamgaly, and relics along the Silk Road Route.

There is also a chance to travel to special destinations such as the Baikonur Cosmodrome - the largest space launch complex in the world.

The Universiade and Expo 2017 previously signed a memorandum on cooperation.

An exhibition brand zone is located in the ice complex of the Almaty Arena, where visitors can learn about Expo 2017 key events, pavilions, participants, projects, and Kazakhstan’s landmarks, and buy a ticket to this leading global event in the field of renewable energy.

The Universiade takes places in Almaty until February 8th.

It is a sports competition held under the aegis of the International University Sports Federation, in which students, postgraduate students, and graduates, aged 17-28, are allowed to compete.

Some 2,000 athletes from 55 countries participate in the Universiade.