Altyn-Emel National Park
The landscapes of the park are very diverse: from sand deserts to mountains.
Altyn-Emel National Park, located in the Almaty Province, covers about 500 thousand hectares. It is one of the largest reserves in Kazakhstan. It comprises various landscapes: mountains, sand deserts, and steppes. A great variety of animals and plants are found here. The landmark of the park is "The Singing Dune". The wind makes the sand emit the rumbling sound. There are several archaeological sites. One of them is Bes Shatyr (“Five Marques”) complex, consisting of Saka (a group of ancient nomadic tribes) burials. There are also Aktau Chalk Mountains, known for alien landscape.
Altyn-Emel National Park is of great cultural and historical significance for Kazakhstan. Visiting it is a good chance to learn something new about the history of Kazakhstan, as well as admire the beautiful nature.