"The best place on Earth" Almaty by Bubr

Almaty Travel Guide: 357 reviews and 828 photos

When you come to Alma-Ata, guides will tell you that it used to be a fort called Vernyi ("Faithful", "Reliable"), and now the correct name is "Almaty". They will say that "Almaty" means "A city of apples", and that here they grow apples weighing a kilogram.

You will find out the reason for multinationality of Alma-Ata population, and learn when the capital had moved to Astana. You will hear about constant danger of earthquakes.

All the theatres, museums, parks, monuments, sports facilities, restaurants, clubs, touristic mountain routes will become known to you...

...But I'm going to reveal you one thing that your guides usually forget to say or conceal. Alma-Ata is the best place on Earth.

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  • In a nutshell:Sun, fruits, mountains, friends
  • Last visit to Almaty: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 19, 2005
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  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2007 at 4:54 PM

    I had a great time in Almaty - was there in June when all was so green and lovely. leyle

  • angelochka's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2006 at 4:27 AM

    Hi! going to almaty this sunday for business..nice info:) but "zhigulevskoye" beer is russian and i remember it was sold in russia since soviet times:)) angela

  • DirtyRudy's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2004 at 6:31 AM

    i'm going to almaty next week for a few days and your tips were very helpful! thanks!

  • rsleisk's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2004 at 7:11 AM

    Great pages and photos on Almaty. It looks like you enjoyed it there as much as I did.

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2004 at 6:52 AM

    Nice pix! Nice page :)

  • johnsakura's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2004 at 11:00 PM

    nice pics and tips on almaty. thank you for sharing.


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