For a real taste of the region, grab a vehicle and visit the villages, towns and cities around Semipalatinsk.
Faith is a illuminating aspect of every place's make-up, so why not set aside some time to visit Kazakhstan's mosques and other religious sites.
Kazakhstan is a great place to take part in one of the guided nature walks that are available.
Enjoy the Kazakhstan cuisine by visiting the regional restaurants and cafés. Sour milk as well as rice are commonly used as components in dishes here. Sample the local meals, such as pelmani (meat dumplings) and basturma (mutton). Kazakhstan is also the perfect place to enjoy шек-шек (fried unleavened dough balls). If you are after a typical non-alcoholic drink, enjoy the flavors of shubat (camel milk).
The 16th of December is the time when many people in Kazakhstan celebrate Independence Day, so keep an eye out for special events and festivities if you happen to be staying in Kazakhstan at that time.
The closest major airport, Ust Kamenogorsk Airport, is located in Oskemen, 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the east of Semipalatinsk, a handy point to remember when booking your holiday.