About Almaty, Kazakhstan
Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis, is set in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. It served as the country’s capital until 1997 and remains Kazakhstan’s trading and cultural hub. Landmarks include the Central State Museum, displaying thousands of historic Kazakh artifacts. In the center is Panfilov Park, home to the bright-yellow towers of Zenkov Cathedral, a tsarist-era Russian Orthodox church.
The Kok tobe mountain and Television tower, placed on this mountain by right can be considered the largest landmarks of Almaty. The name of mountain is translated from Kazakh language as “Blue Hill”. Its height is 1130 meters above sea level. And in order to reach the top of it you can use the serpentine highway, or aerial cableway.
Ascension Cathedral (also called the Zenkov Cathedral) of the Russian Orthodox Church, Almaty, Kazakhstan.