With a size of about 1 million square miles, Kazakhstan is the world’s ninth largest country and the largest landlocked nation. It is located along the historic Silk Road that connects China and Europe. It shares a border with China, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.

Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan
Lake Kaindy | Photo by Kalpak Travel under creative commons

Key Facts About Kazakhstan

Location Located in Central Asia, northwest of China
CurrencyKazakhstani Tenge
Currency Conversion1KZT = 0.0026USD
ClimateContinental, cold winters and hot summers, arid and semiarid
Population18+ million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Muslims & Orthodox
LanguageKazakh is the Official Language

Tourist Attractions in Kazakhstan

  • Big Almaty Lake
  • Ile-Alatau National Park
  • Lake Kaindy
  • Charyn Canyon
  • Turgen Gorge
  • Altyn-Emel National Park
  • Issyk Lake
  • Kolsai Lakes
  • The sacred sanctuary of Tamgaly-Tas
  • Nomad’s Land
  • Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve
  • The Aisha Bibi Mausoleum
  • The Lost City of Sauran