MICE Affairs Media Group, Editorial Desk, 27th June 2023
Kazakhstan is a vast and diverse country located in Central Asia. It offers a wide range of attractions, from stunning landscapes to vibrant cities.
From the MICE Perspective, Almaty and Astana top the chart, but both of the cities have their own usp’s on the offer for MICE planners. Almaty offers plethora of options to explore culture, experience the nature and unwind yourself surrounded by the mountains. On the other hand, Astana is modern metropolis offering ultra-modern venues for exhibitions, conferences and meetings.
Almaty -the city of a thousand colors - lets you get a taste of Life
The largest metropolis in the region surrounded by stunning mountains and offering a range of outdoor activities, Almaty is the most welcoming city in Kazakhstan . Let’s explore what Almaty has to offer for your MICE attendees
Kok Tobe: Take a cable car ride to Kok Tobe, the highest point in Almaty, and enjoy panoramic views of the city. There's an amusement park, restaurants, souvenir shops, and the perfect spot for clicking breathtaking pictures during sunset.
Pro Tip: Plan an evening tour to Kok Tobe and thank us later.
Green Bazaar/Kok Bazaar: Visiting the Green Bazaar is a unique experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and witness the traditional Kazakh way of trading. The market is known for its vibrant colors, lively ambiance, and the enthusiastic shouts of the vendors trying to attract customers. Moreover, in the market you will find local shops selling readymade clothes, souvenirs as well.
Pro Tip: Negotiate for better pricing and if you love best quality dry fruits, this is the place for you. Don’t forget to click a selfie in the market, it’s an Instagram worthy post for sure.
Chimbulak Hills: Chimbulak is a popular ski resort located in the Zailiysky Alatau mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan. One can enjoy the stunning mountain views till level one and level two takes you to experience chilly weather up the hill while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountain range.
Pro Tip: Try open air ski lift on level 2 and don’t forget to get clicked with giant falcons available there for your most precious memory to take back home.
The Etno Village -The Huns – You juts have to drive 35 Km away from Almaty to get acquainted with the lifestyle and traditions of Nomads. An experience which is unmatchable and unforgettable, awaits you at The Etnno Village. One can enjoy horse riding trick show, enjoy horse riding thereafter, enjoy the local cuisine prepared in front of your eyes, and so much to experience.
Pro Tip: They have luxury accommodation available there. One can plan a night stay to experience the real cultural vibes inside the village.
Falcon Show in Almaty: This is a must to do attraction if you want to learn more and interact with these beauties. An amazing showcase of hunting techniques, behavior, sheer power and grace.
#MeetInAstana – The MICE City of Kazakhstan
Astana (Nur-Sultan) as the capital of Kazhakstan, is a modern and rapidly developing metropolis. It boasts of impressive architecture, including Bayterek tower and an exclusive MICE arena meant for conferences, exhibitions and more.
Astana has hosted a number of global events namely OSCE Summit (2010), the 7th Asian Winter Games (2011), EXPO-2017, the Congress of Representatives of the World and Traditional Religions (2018), the Astana Economic Forum (2019), PATA Travel Mart 2019 and many others.
The MICE Infrastructure in Astana is unmatchable and also at par with international standards.
Astana Expo Congress Centre: The congress center with a total area of 43,200 square meters has 3 floors, as well as an underground parking lot. The area consists of conference center, exhibition halls, accommodation, and a sphere building, which houses a lot of science oriented practical displays from wind energy to bio energy.