Astana

Etymology

From Kazakh Астана ‎(Astana), meaning capital, from Persian آستانه ‎(âstâne). [wiktionary]

Places to Meet People

Places to Meet People

Astana Dancing for Freedom Meetup – Hey World! Welcome to the group of passionate freedom dancers. We like to dance, to explore, to inquire. Whether you tried dancing before or not it does not matter. We are not concerned about form, we dance for soul! [meetup]

How to Find a Date

How to Find a Date

Astana Singles – With free membership you can create your own profile, share photos and videos, contact and flirt with other Astana singles, visit our live chat rooms and interest groups, use instant messaging and much more! [metrodate]

Topface –  A fast and easy way to date in Astana, Kazakhstan. No registration needed, login using Facebook or Vkontakte , use apps for iOS and Android to be online more often. [topface]

Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Advantour – Advantour offers you Astana tours including a various sightseeing program with stay in Astana or passing (flight) through Astana. Astana is a modern city, full of entertainments and cultural events. You will find rich and interesting program of Astana tours, accommodation at the best hotels, professional guides and interpreters. [advantour]

Walking tours of Astana – We are a group of students of Tourism Faculty willing to show Astana from different perspectives. We put choice, quality and service at the centre of our activity. [astana walks]

Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do

The Bayterek Tower – While Paris has the Eiffel Tower and the United States has the Statue of Liberty, Astana has the Bayterek Tower. This tower is one of the most famous attractions in Astana, and for good reason.[Kazakh World]

Astana Opera – This theatre, formally known as The State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, was opened by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazabayev in 2013. Located on the left bank of the Ishim River, the Astana Opera is aesthetically pleasing, using older, famous theatres as a muse for its architecture. .[Kazakh World]

Khan Shatyr – Hey, look over there; is that a circus tent? No, my friends, that huge tent-like structure you see in the middle of the city is actually Khan Shatyr, which many people deem to be a “modern shopping mall.” But it’s more than just that! While Khan Shatyr boasts a variety of top designer stores, the mall also includes entertainment such as shows and an arcade center. .[Kazakh World]

Palace of Peace and Reconciliation – The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation is also known as The Pyramid, and for obvious reasons. This pyramid shaped building is not only fun to look at, but it also represents humanity and religious equality. .[Kazakh World]

Hazrat Sultan Mosque – The Hazrat Sultain Mosque was built in 2012 and is said to be one of the most beautiful landmarks in Astana. This large structure resembles an ornate palace and took over three years to build by over 1,500 workers. .[Kazakh World]

Festivals

Festivals

Action film festival – Action film festival starring some celebrities and lots of action movies. [carava nistan]

Astana Art Fest – The international festival of contemporary art, design and architecture. [facebook]

Public Transit

Public Transit

Bus – There are over 40 bus lines served by more than 1000 vehicles, with over 3000 people working in the public transport sector. Just like buses, minibus taxis have their own predefined routes and work on a shared basis. [world 66]

Taxis – Taxi services are also a popular way of transportation in Astana. The usual taxi rate is about $1 per kilometer. However, taxi transfers from the airport to the center of the city are usually much more expensive, with prices reaching $20. [world 66]

Professional Groups & Events

Professional Groups & Events

OpenStack Kazakhstan User Group – OpenStack Kazakhstan User Group invites you to join and attend meetups. [meetup]

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

Your Expat Community in Astana – Sälem and welcome to our InterNations Community for expats in Astana. Packed with guides, advice and insider tips, your InterNations account is an invaluable resource as you prepare for your new life in Kazakhstan’s capital. [internations]

LGBT Groups

LGBT Groups

Resources

Resources

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