Kazakhstan is a stable authoritarian country with the largest economy in Central Asia. Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia with a geographic area larger than Western Europe, it is also the world’s largest landlocked country. The centre is covered by the vast Kazakh Steppe plains, the world’s driest grassland region.
Kazakhstan has huge mineral resources and substantial oil and natural gas reserves. The country is currently undergoing major economic development initiatives in an effort to exploit its economic potential and attract foreign direct investment.
Kazakhstan is home to many gorgeous mountain ranges just waiting to be explored by curious travelers. Mountaineering tourism is the most highly developed type of tourism with routes made of rock, snow and ice. Winter brings ideal skiing conditions but can be incredibly cold. Kazakhstan also has special attractions such as the Medeo skating rink in the middle of a picturesque valley, the Charyn canyon that is also known as the “little brother of the Grand Canyon”, the architectural beauty of Svyato-Voznesensky Cathedral and the breathtaking Chimbulak ski resort.