A vast country, the largest of all five countries of Central Asia (and the ninth in the world), it combines a variety of flora and fauna, modern architecture, and endless wild steppes. Kazakhstan is a mix of nomadic culture and traditions with modern outlooks on life. Kazakhstan is also the most developed and modern state, rich in oil and gas.
Kazakhstan is a country with a rich historical and cultural past. Located territorially at the junction of Europe and Asia, it stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains in the east, where the border with China and Russia passes, therefore it has long been at the intersection of transport routes, as well as ideological, economic and cultural ties between the East and the West , South and North, between Europe and Asia.
Sights of Kazakhstan include natural and architectural, historical and modern monuments, which are abundant on these lands. Everyone finds something to see in Kazakhstan, discovering here something new and special.
“Kazakh” in translation from the ancient Turkic language means “free, independent”. The first historical references to the Kazakhs date back to the middle of the 15th century. They led a nomadic way of life, were engaged in cattle breeding, lived in yurts – a portable dwelling made entirely from natural resources: a wooden frame with felt coating.
During a festive event (wedding, matchmaking, etc.), which attracts a large number of people, the crowd throws candies or money on the main participants of the occasion – this tradition is called “Shashu”. Children happily collect scattered candies. Kazakhs believe that sweets selected during the “Shashu” bring good luck.