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Kazakhstan – South Kazakhstan (Shymkent, Turkistan)

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 World Heritage Sites
  • Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
  • Western Tien-Shan
 Tentative WHS
  • Aksu-Zhabagly state natural reserve (06/02/2002)
  • Archaeological sites of Otrar oasis (24/09/1998)
  • Paleolithic sites and geomorphology of Karatau mountain range (24/09/1998)
  • Petroglyphs of Arpa-Uzen (24/09/1998)
  • Silk Road (03/05/2012)
  • Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan
  • Golodnaya Step (Zhetysay, Uzbekistan border)
  • Shardara Reservoir Southeastern shore (pene-exclave in Uzbekistan)
 Cities of Asia and Oceania
  • Shymkent
  • Turkistan
 World Cities
  • Shymkent
  • Shymkent (CIT)
 Railway, Metro, Funiculars, Cable Cars
  • Kazakhstan Intercity Railway Experience
  • Shymkent: Shymkent Regional Museum
 Religious Temples
  • Shymkent: Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Mosque
  • Shymkent: St. Nicholas Cathedral
  • Turkestan: Mausoleum of Khawaja Ahmed Yasawi
 National Parks
  • Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve
  • Sayram-Ugam
  • Independence Day
  • Play/hear dombra
  • Sleeping in a yurt
  • Taste Besbarmak
2018 Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Mosque, Shymkent
Lake Balkhash Kazakhstan in August 2013