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The post socialist city: Continuity and change in urban space and imagery
Following the collapse of socialism, the cities featured in this book, including Almaty, have undergone changes in their outward appearance, functional composition and symbolic representation. “They have been shattered and reassembled by new political forces and market economies. Yet, the legacy of socialist urban planning and imagination has neither just disappeared, nor did it come to coexist peacefully with the new.” This book explores these transformations from a variety of perspectives.
All rights reserved, Berlin: Jovis Verlag, 2010.
The fortress and the frontier: Mobility, culture, and class in Almaty and Astana
This article describes the internal migration processes that have taken place in Kazakhstan during the last 25 years not just as rural-to-urban, but also as small-town-to-large-city and regional-centre-to-capital migration.
Retrieved from Ebscohost Business Complete. (myLibrary ID is required to access this database).
Kazakhstan Tourism Report – Q3 2019
Kazakhstan is targeting tourism as a key growth area as the country looks to diversify its sources of income and reduce its reliance on commodities. Development of tourism has been divided into several sectors including Nur-Sultan, Heart of Eurasia; Almaty, Free Cultural Zone of Kazakhstan; Revival of the Great Silk Road; Caspian Gates (beach tourism and cultural tourism); and Pearl of Altai (the World of Natural Wonders and ecological tourism).
Retrieved from ProQuest Central. (myLibrary ID is required to access this database).
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Almaty tourist flow exceeds one million
The number of tourists to Almaty increased by 11.8 percent to 1.1 million visitors in 2018 – one-fifth of all guests to the country. This increase is said to have come about due to the simplification of the visa regime; creation of tourist infrastructure and new objects of attractions; international events; and the promotion of the city in foreign countries.
Discovering Almaty: Central Asia’s most vibrant city
Nestled between Europe and Asia, Almaty is Kazakhstan’s largest city and is both literally and culturally rich. Known as the “Golden Triangle” of Kazakhstan for its trio of major natural attractions – the Kolsai Lakes, Charyn Canyon and Altyn-Emel National Park, it is a “majestic city full of surprises, from charming scenic views to luxury shopping experiences, there is something that everyone can enjoy.”
Almaty: Kazakhstan’s first capital and the “City of Gardens.”
Almaty is the cultural capital and largest metropolitan area in Kazakhstan. Nestled cosily between mountains, the “city of gardens” attracts plenty of travellers from all over the world.