About Almaty, Kazakhstan
Nestled in the foothills of the Trans-li Alatau mountains is the city of Almaty. In addition to being the cultural and trading hub of Kazakhstan, Almaty is its largest metropolis. Until 1997, Almaty was the capital of Kazakhstan, and remains a key financial hub in central Asia today. Considered a World City, it covers over a total of 263 square miles, and has a population of over 1,703,480 people.
Popular Destinations in Almaty
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Almaty? Almaty features many points of interest that can thrill travelers visiting this Central Asian city. Here are a few notable attractions to visit:
Kok-Tobe: So much more than just a TV tower, Kok-Tobe is one of Almaty’s major attractions. The hill upon which it stands is already at a considerable elevation, but with its 372m height, the tower offers the best view of the surrounding mountains and cityscape. After riding the gliding cable car to the tower, which takes about six minutes, visitors are treated to an eclectic collection including a children’s playground, mini zoo, roller-coaster, craft shops, restaurants, and cafes. Possibly the most unique feature in this collection is sculptor Eduard Kazaryan’s work, the “Fab Four”. This is a life-sized bronze statue of the Beatles; visitors can sit next to the statue for photo opportunities.
Central State Museum: Central State Museum is the area’s best museum, and covers everything from present day telecommunications to historical bronze age Kazakhstan burials. Detailed models of major monuments, a replica of “The Golden Man”, beautiful artifacts, ethnic exhibits, weaponry, and more are included in the collections contained in the structure’s four exhibit halls. Unfortunately, there is no significant signage for English-speaking tourists.
Coffeedelia: When all that sight-seeing finally catches up with visitors, many choose to seek respite at Coffeedelia. At this popular cafe scene staple, patrons can enjoy breakfast, juices, teas, coffees, pastries, and fantastic cakes all in a relaxed atmosphere.
Abay State Opera and Ballet Theater: Patrons can revel in show classics including Carmen, Aida, La Boheme, and Swan Lake here. Shows are frequently sold out but lucky travelers may be fortunate enough to nab a last-minute seat at these highly-regarded performances.
Silk Way City: No trip would be complete without a little shopping, and Almaty is the perfect place for that. Silk Way City offers a collection of shops offering imports, commercial items, things in between. It is at Silk Way City where both old and modern stores commingle for a full shopping experience.
Chukotka: Located in Panfilov Park, this is the hottest night spot in the city. The crowd is LGBT-friendly, vibrant, and open-minded. Patrons can enjoy live rock bands, or find DJs spinning disco, hip-hop, and soul after midnight.
Luxury Lodging in Almaty
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Almaty? Almaty offers many lodging options that can make your stay a comfortable one here. Below is a list of the highly-rated accommodation facilities:
- Donatello Boutique Hotel
- Rahat Palace Hotel
- Ritz Carlton Almaty
- Rixos Almaty
- The Dostyk Hotel
- The InterContinental Almaty
Airports In or Nearby Almaty For Private Jets
Looking to book a private jet charter to Almaty, Kazakhstan? There are just a couple of airports from which to choose, but both are high quality:
- Almaty International Airport (ALA): This public airport is located nine miles from downtown Almaty. It is the country’s largest airport, and accounts for more than half of the air traffic to and from Kazakhstan. The airport is a center for airlines such as Air Astana, Bek Air, Qazaq Air and SCAT. Almaty International Airport stands at an elevation of 2,234 feet above sea level, and has two concrete runways. These are designated in the 05R/23L and 05L/23R directions. Almaty International Airport handles well over four million passengers annually.
- Boraldai Airport (BXJ): Boraldai Airport is a local airport located around three miles from downtown Almaty. It is ideally suited for helicopter use, though it also has a single asphalt runway measuring 4,790 feet in length and designated in the 02/20 direction. The airport has a 16,000 square foot air terminal and two taxiways. It hosts the annual Kazakhstan Air Show and is accessible to private and chartered aircraft.
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