During your time here in Shymkent, spend time at Shymkent Circus. Another place to visit is Waterpark Dolphin.
Shymkent is surrounded by charming villages, towns and cities which are waiting to be enjoyed.
Experience moments of transcendence at Kazakhstan's mosques.
Tapping into local knowledge is a great way for travelers to familiarise themselves a new place and its people. So consider singing up for one of the guided nature walks.
Taste the various tastes of Kazakhstan by trying out popular local food. Ingredients found in a number of Kazakhstan recipe books are sour milk and rice. Pelmani (meat dumplings) and basturma (mutton) are just two local dishes sure to delight visitors' palates with a true taste of Kazakhstan. шек-шек (fried unleavened dough balls), a great way to finish your meal. Shubat (camel milk) is a common drink in this region.
Much of Shymkent acknowledges Independence Day on the 16th of December, so be prepared for changes to opening hours and transport schedules.
For those who intend on arriving and departing by plane, keep in mind that the most convenient major airport is Shymkent International Airport, 6 miles (10 kilometers) to the northwest of Shymkent.