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Amazing Ways to Spend Time in One of Central Asia's Best Countries

The Central Asian country of Kazakhstan shot to fame for all the wrong reasons when Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat hit cinema screens all over the world, but as anyone who has visited will tell you, as amusing as the character may have been, to say he didn't do the country justice would be something of an understatement. Here are ten of many, many awesome things to do and see, from skating mountainous ice rinks to snapping extraordinary architecture.

1. Medeo High-Mountain Skating Rink

There’s always something magical about ice skating outdoors, but ice skating in the mountains takes it to a whole new level. Located 1,700 metres above sea level, the Medeo High-Mountain Skating Rink is the highest in the world. The ice rink, which is found near Kazakhstan’s former capital, Almaty, used to be a training centre for Soviet Union Olympic skaters, and still holds some exciting winter sport events.

Medeo High Mountain Ice Rink

2. Kolsai Lakes

Whilst you’re in the Almaty area it would be worth taking in the scenery of the Kolsai Lakes. The scenery is not too different from the lakes of Alaska, with snow-capped mountains reflecting in the clear blue water, contrasting with the bright green vegetation. Channel your inner Bear Grylls by following hiking trails and sleeping in yurts, and if you don’t think you have the fitness capability for a day’s hike, then you can explore the trails on horseback. You can make a whole weekend of it by staying in basic lodges – but unless you want to be living off questionable berries, try to bring your own food, or enjoy local food at the nearby guest houses.

3. Zenkov Cathedral

The century-old Zenkov Cathedral is an architectural wonder. Made without using a single nail, this brightly coloured wooden building can be found, without too much difficulty, in Panfilov Park in Almaty. The interior of the building also has some intriguing art and furnishings, so if you’re a history/culture buff, this will make the perfect day out. This Russian Orthodox Cathedral is open to the public but, as with any religious buildings, make sure to dress appropriately - no mankinis here please...

Zenkov Cathedral

4. The Green Bazaar

Grab your purse and leave your breakfast at the hotel whilst you take in the scents, sounds and tastes of the Kazakh food and lifestyle in its most famous market. Here you can see plenty of fresh produce, haggle with the locals and enjoy the market’s atmosphere.

5. The Central State Museum

Built in 1985, the Central State Museum is the largest in Central Asia. Not only that, but this is also the only museum in Central Asia to exhibit anthropology, alongside ethnography and history. You may need to put an entire day aside to take your time wondering around this huge museum, especially if you’re one of the rare few who read every artefact description. The building itself is pretty amazing too: with a huge blue dome and open planned flooring, it’s easy to get lost.

6. Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre

This 500 ft. high tent is based in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. The unique construction is something that every backpacker with a flexible budget should check out. This standout piece of architecture is home to a shopping and entertainment centre, an internal park, boating river, mini golf, and an indoor pool and beach – with sand flown over from the Maldives. Kazakhstan really doesn’t do things by halves. There are also plenty of events held here, so keep an eye out for anything exciting happening on your visit.

Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre

7. Bayaterek Tower

Yet another astounding building that cannot be missed in Astana is the Bayterek Tower. Shaped like a tree holding an egg, this building is 97 metres high to represent the year that Astana became to capital of Kazakhstan – that’s 1997, if you didn’t get that. Travellers and locals can take advantage of this height by visiting the observation deck to view the entire city. What’s a capital city without a great height to see it from?

8. Chimbulak Ski Resort

Back to the rural landscapes of Almaty, adventurous backpackers should take advantage of the Zailiyskiy Alatau Mountains. You can take the gondola lifts to the height of the mountains and depending on what season you’re visiting, you can either ski or hike down. The ski season usually runs from Dec – April, and offers a range of slopes for both the wobbly skiier and the wannabe pro. These mountains are open all summer, when they become the perfect place for enthusiastic hikers.

9. Charyn Canyon

Known as the Grand Canyon’s ‘Little Brother’, the Charyn Canyon is the second largest in the world. There are lots of different ways for gappers to explore the orange rock formations, whether you want to get up close or take in the view at a safe distance. Visitors can choose to hike the trails, or join a coach/minibus tour, or hire a care and a private driver to give you a guided tour without the waiting around or strict time schedule.

Charyn Canyon

10. Bayanaul National Park

With such a vast landscape, Kazakhstan has more national parks than you can shake a DSLR at. The parks are home to mountain ranges and lakes, but the most popular amongst the locals is the Bayanaul National Park. Home to four fresh water lakes, this land was named Kazakhstan’s first national park in 1985. The most popular spot for swimmers is the Jaysby Lake. Offering clean, clear water and a sandbank to dry off, you might have to get there early to secure a towel-sized space on the shore. But, if it is too busy or you’re not a swimming enthusiast, you can go to Toraygir Lake for fishing, try rock climbing or mountain biking through the hills, speak to locals in the nearby villages, or wonder at a phallic shaped rock. Yep. It's called "Masculine Dignity".

Amazing Ways to Spend Time in One of Central Asia's Best Countries

The Central Asian country of Kazakhstan shot to fame for all the wrong reasons when Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat hit cinema screens all over the world, but as anyone who has visited will tell you, as amusing as the character may have been, to say he didn't do the country justice would be something of an understatement. Here are ten of many, many awesome things to do and see, from skating mountainous ice rinks to snapping extraordinary architecture.

1. Medeo High-Mountain Skating Rink

There’s always something magical about ice skating outdoors, but ice skating in the mountains takes it to a whole new level. Located 1,700 metres above sea level, the Medeo High-Mountain Skating Rink is the highest in the world. The ice rink, which is found near Kazakhstan’s former capital, Almaty, used to be a training centre for Soviet Union Olympic skaters, and still holds some exciting winter sport events.

Medeo High Mountain Ice Rink

2. Kolsai Lakes

Whilst you’re in the Almaty area it would be worth taking in the scenery of the Kolsai Lakes. The scenery is not too different from the lakes of Alaska, with snow-capped mountains reflecting in the clear blue water, contrasting with the bright green vegetation. Channel your inner Bear Grylls by following hiking trails and sleeping in yurts, and if you don’t think you have the fitness capability for a day’s hike, then you can explore the trails on horseback. You can make a whole weekend of it by staying in basic lodges – but unless you want to be living off questionable berries, try to bring your own food, or enjoy local food at the nearby guest houses.

3. Zenkov Cathedral

The century-old Zenkov Cathedral is an architectural wonder. Made without using a single nail, this brightly coloured wooden building can be found, without too much difficulty, in Panfilov Park in Almaty. The interior of the building also has some intriguing art and furnishings, so if you’re a history/culture buff, this will make the perfect day out. This Russian Orthodox Cathedral is open to the public but, as with any religious buildings, make sure to dress appropriately - no mankinis here please...

Zenkov Cathedral

4. The Green Bazaar

Grab your purse and leave your breakfast at the hotel whilst you take in the scents, sounds and tastes of the Kazakh food and lifestyle in its most famous market. Here you can see plenty of fresh produce, haggle with the locals and enjoy the market’s atmosphere.

5. The Central State Museum

Built in 1985, the Central State Museum is the largest in Central Asia. Not only that, but this is also the only museum in Central Asia to exhibit anthropology, alongside ethnography and history. You may need to put an entire day aside to take your time wondering around this huge museum, especially if you’re one of the rare few who read every artefact description. The building itself is pretty amazing too: with a huge blue dome and open planned flooring, it’s easy to get lost.

6. Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre

This 500 ft. high tent is based in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. The unique construction is something that every backpacker with a flexible budget should check out. This standout piece of architecture is home to a shopping and entertainment centre, an internal park, boating river, mini golf, and an indoor pool and beach – with sand flown over from the Maldives. Kazakhstan really doesn’t do things by halves. There are also plenty of events held here, so keep an eye out for anything exciting happening on your visit.

Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre

7. Bayaterek Tower

Yet another astounding building that cannot be missed in Astana is the Bayterek Tower. Shaped like a tree holding an egg, this building is 97 metres high to represent the year that Astana became to capital of Kazakhstan – that’s 1997, if you didn’t get that. Travellers and locals can take advantage of this height by visiting the observation deck to view the entire city. What’s a capital city without a great height to see it from?

8. Chimbulak Ski Resort

Back to the rural landscapes of Almaty, adventurous backpackers should take advantage of the Zailiyskiy Alatau Mountains. You can take the gondola lifts to the height of the mountains and depending on what season you’re visiting, you can either ski or hike down. The ski season usually runs from Dec – April, and offers a range of slopes for both the wobbly skiier and the wannabe pro. These mountains are open all summer, when they become the perfect place for enthusiastic hikers.

9. Charyn Canyon

Known as the Grand Canyon’s ‘Little Brother’, the Charyn Canyon is the second largest in the world. There are lots of different ways for gappers to explore the orange rock formations, whether you want to get up close or take in the view at a safe distance. Visitors can choose to hike the trails, or join a coach/minibus tour, or hire a care and a private driver to give you a guided tour without the waiting around or strict time schedule.

Charyn Canyon

10. Bayanaul National Park

With such a vast landscape, Kazakhstan has more national parks than you can shake a DSLR at. The parks are home to mountain ranges and lakes, but the most popular amongst the locals is the Bayanaul National Park. Home to four fresh water lakes, this land was named Kazakhstan’s first national park in 1985. The most popular spot for swimmers is the Jaysby Lake. Offering clean, clear water and a sandbank to dry off, you might have to get there early to secure a towel-sized space on the shore. But, if it is too busy or you’re not a swimming enthusiast, you can go to Toraygir Lake for fishing, try rock climbing or mountain biking through the hills, speak to locals in the nearby villages, or wonder at a phallic shaped rock. Yep. It's called "Masculine Dignity".








VÍZA

Pro vstup do KZ jsou potřebná víza. O vízum je možné požádat na Velvyslanectví Republiky Kazachstán v Praze: Pod Hradbami 662/9, 160 00 Praha 6, tel.: 233 375642 (sekretariát velvyslance), 233 375 643 (konzulární oddělení), fax: 233 371019,

e-mail: kzembas@gmail.com (velvyslanectví) a kazconsulprague@gmail.com. Žádosti o udělení víza je možné podávat v pondělí, středu a v pátek od 9 do 12 hodin a výdej cestovních pasů probíhá v úterý a ve čtvrtek od 15 do 16 hodin. Při podávání žádostí o udělení víza je vyžadována osobní přítomnost a lhůta pro zpracování žádosti je nejméně 5 pracovních, resp. 7 kalendářních dnů.

Co se týká vízového poplatku, tento musí být zaplacen na účet velvyslanectví na kterékoliv pobočce ČSOB (Československá Obchodní Banka, a.s., číslo účtu: 241079389/0300, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, SWIFT: CEKO CZPP, IBAN: CZ 290300 0000000241079389) a předložen nejpozději při výdeji cestovního pasu. Platby prováděné bankovním převodem nebo převodem prostřednictvím internetového bankovnictví velvyslanectví nepřijímá. Děti do 16 let mají víza zdarma.


Cíl cesty: TURISTICKÁ CESTA

Požadované dokumenty:

1. vyplněný a podepsaný formulář žádosti o vízum;

2. jedna aktuální fotografie 3,5 x 4,5 cm (bude přilepená k formuláři žádosti);

3. cestovní pas (platný po dobu alespoň 6 měsíců od doby vypršení platnosti víza);

4. kopie rezervace hotelu v Republice Kazachstán;

5. originál účtenky o zaplacení 35 € na účet velvyslanectví;

6. v případě vstupu na území Republiky Kazachstán prostřednictvím silniční dopravy je nezbytné uvést typ a registrační značku vozidla (dříve SPZ).

Víza k dvojímu, trojímu či vícekrát opakovanému vstupu se vydávají pouze tehdy, pokud bude přiložen dopis pozvání s číslem vízové podpory, v souladu s MZV RK.


Četnost vstupu                        Doba platnosti            Cena

Vízum k jednomu vstupu            do 30 dnů                35 €

Vízum k dvěma vstupům            do 60 dnů                50 €

Vízum k třem vstupům                do 90 dnů                65 €



Konzulární úsek Velvyslanectví ČR v Kazachstánu

PhDr. Roman Krasnický
I. tajemník, konzul

 Kontaktní údaje:

Velvyslanectví ČR v Astaně
Business Center Altyn Orda, 11. patro,
ul. Orynbor 4, 010000, Astana, Kazachstán
tel.: +7 7172 660 472
e-mail: ko.astana@gmail.com

Konzulární úsek Velvyslanectví ČR v Kazachstánu je pro vízovou veřejnost v roce 2016 uzavřen během českých a kazachstánských svátků: 1.-2. ledna, 7. ledna, 8., 21.-23., 25. a 28. března, 2., 9-10. května, 5.-6. července, 30. srpna, 12. a 28. září, 28. října, 17. listopadu, 1., 16., 19. a 26. prosince. (Pozn.: uvedeny jsou svátky, které připadají na pracovní dny)

Kazachstán - Honorární konzulát Almaty

převzato z databáze Zastupitelské úřady ČR ve správě odboru administrativy a zpracování informací MZV

Kurmangalieva 7, Almaty

Telefon +77272911734
Fax +77272912038
E-mail almaty@honorary.mzv.cz
Vedoucí úřadu Uzakbaj Rustemovic AJTZHANOV
Funkce honorární konzul
Konzulární působnostsídlem konzulárního úřadu je Almaty, konzulárním obvodem je Almatinská, Žambylská, Kyzylordinská, Jižněkazachstánská, Akťjubinská, Mangistauská, Atyrauská, Západněkazachstánská oblast a město Almaty
Časový posun +4 hod v letním období
  +5 hod v zimním období
Provozní hodiny úřadu pondělí až čtvrtek 11.00-13.00

Velvyslanectví ČR v Astaně je akreditováno pro Kazachstán a Kyrgyzstán.

Vedoucí úřadu:

J. E. PhDr. Eliška Žigová

mimořádná a zplnomocněná velvyslankyně ČR

v Kazachstánu a Kyrgyzstánu

Sekretariát:

email: astana@embassy.mzv.cz

Marie Gründlerová

asistentka velvyslance

Politický, kulturní a tiskový úsek:

Ing. Ladislav Steinhübel

zástupce vedoucího úřadu

velvyslanecký rada

Obchodně–ekonomický úsek:

email: commerce_astana@mzv.cz

Mgr. Luboš Joza

II. tajemník

Konzulární úsek:

email: ko.astana@gmail.com

PhDr. Roman Krasnický

konzul

I. tajemník

Finančně-hospodářský úsek

Václav Kinkor

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Healthy Travel Packing List

Over-the-counter medicines

  • Antacid
  • Diarrhea medicine
    Examples: loperamide [Imodium] or bismuth subsalicylate [Pepto-Bismol]    
  • Antihistamine
  • Motion sickness medicine
  • Cough drops
  • Cough suppression/expectorant
  • Decongestant
  • Medicine for pain and fever
    Examples: acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen
  • Mild laxative
  • Mild sedative or other sleep aid
  • Saline nose spray

Supplies to prevent illness or injury

  • Hand sanitizer or wipes
    Alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol or antibacterial hand wipes
  • Water purification tablets
    See CDC recommendations: Water Disinfection.
  • Insect repellent
    Select an insect repellent based on CDC recommendations: Avoid Bug Bites
  • Permethrin
    Permethrin is insect repellent for clothing. It may be needed if you spend a lot of time outdoors. Clothing can also be treated at home in advance.
  • Sunscreen
    (SPF 15 or greater) with UVA and UVB protection. See Sun Exposure.
  • Sunglasses and hat
    Wear for additional sun protection. A wide brim hat is preferred.
  • Personal safety equipment
    Examples: child safety seats, bicycle helmets
  • Earplugs
  • Latex condoms

First-aid kit

  • 1% hydrocortisone cream
  • Antifungal ointments
  • Antibacterial ointments
  • Antiseptic wound cleanser
  • Aloe gel
    For sunburns
  • Insect bite treatment
    Anti-itch gel or cream
  • Bandages
    Multiple sizes, gauze, and adhesive tape
  • Moleskin or molefoam for blisters
  • Elastic/compression bandage wrap
    For sprains and strains
  • Disposable gloves
  • Digital thermometer
  • Scissors and safety pins
  • Cotton swabs (Q-Tips)
  • Tweezers
  • Eye drops
  • Oral rehydration salts

Documents

  • Health insurance documents
    Health insurance card (your regular plan and/or supplemental travel health insurance plan) and copies of claim forms
  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination
    If required for your trip, take your completed International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis card or medical waiver
  • Copies of all prescriptions
    Make sure prescriptions include generic names. Bring prescriptions for medicines, eye glasses/contacts, and other medical supplies.
  • Contact card
    Carry a contact card containing the street addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of the following:
    • Family member or close contact remaining in the United States
    • Health care provider(s) at home
    • Lodging at your destination
    • Hospitals or clinics (including emergency services) in your destination
    • US embassy or consulate in the destination country or countries

    For additional information on vaccines and health guidance, please visit the CDC at:

    http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/kazakhstan


    Medical Emergencies

    Contact Information for Recommended Hospitals/Clinics

    The Astana SOS International Clinic is a small facility with two beds for more seriously injured patients. The clinic has agreements with larger local medical facilities for diagnostics and hospitalizations. There are locally-trained physicians who are on-call 24 hours daily.

    8 Beibitshilik, in Grand Park Esil hotel building
    8-7172-58-09-37 (24 hrs) and 8-701-745-9876 (24 hrs)

    Website: https://www.internationalsos.com/en/about-our-clinics_kazakhstan_313336.htm


    All travelers

    You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

    Routine vaccines

    Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

    Most travelers

    Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

    Hepatitis A

    CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Kazakhstan, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

    Typhoid

    You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Kazakhstan. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.