Almaty travel guide

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You're Going to Love Almaty

The mountainous city of Almaty is Kazakhstan's financial and cultural capital. Take a stroll among historic fountains, try your luck at winter sports, and taste the wild apples that gave the city its name.

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When to Visit Almaty

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Almaty has frigid winters and hot summers. If you want to take part in winter sports, the best time to visit is early spring and late fall when the average temperature is 46 degrees.

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How to Get to Almaty

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Where to Stay in Almaty

Those on a budget can check into the Almaty Five Seasons Hotel and Hostel, which provides private rooms and bathrooms and a large outdoor courtyard. The Holiday Inn Almaty is an affordable, well-maintained hotel in the Almaly District that is conveniently located near major shopping destinations.

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How to Get Around Almaty

The Cost of Living in Almaty

Shopping Streets

The TsUM department store on Abylai Khan Avenue 62 sells affordable souvenirs and electronic goods. The Baraholka Market in the Zhetysu neighborhood has wholesale clothes and household goods at cheap prices.

Groceries and Other

The Interfood grocery store chain offers a good selection of groceries, wine, and gourmet items at three Almaty locations. A gallon of milk costs ₸1,100 and a loaf of bread costs ₸85.

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Where to Eat in Almaty

The kebab stands throughout Almaty offer a traditional meal for ₸500. The popular Venetsia restaurant in the city center offers Kazakh specialties like the noodle dish beshbarmak for ₸1,800 per plate.