Kok-Tobe TV tower and recreation area
It is a great destination for tourists and residents of Almaty
The television tower, located on top of the Kok-Tobe mountain, is one of the highest and the most earthquake-resistant tower in the world. It is capable of withstanding an earthquake of any madnitude. Tourists cannot visit the tower - there isn't a museum or a tourist viewing platform. However, it is of great importance for Almaty and all of Kazakhstan. This monumental structure can be observed from almost anywhere in the city.
High-speed elevators are operating inside the TV tower, and a bomb shelter was built underneath. Near the tower, on the slopes of the mountain of the same name, there is a cable car, covering about 2 km (1.2 mi) of distance above the beautiful city of Almaty. There is also a zoo, a cafe, and a picturesque apple garden. The recreation area near the Koktobe TV Tower is a great place to see the city skyline, have a romantic date or have fun with friends and family.