If you feel the need to spread your wings beyond Turkestan, you'll soon find that this region possesses a number of attractions just waiting to be experienced.
The area around Turkestan has been graced with some significant mosques, guaranteed to impress all visitors regardless of color, culture or creed.
Head outside and get amongst it in the area around Turkestan. Have a go at horse riding or give hiking a spin.
Local dishes are one of the keys to getting to know the area in which you are traveling. So take the time to visit some of Kazakhstan's cafés and restaurants. Sour milk and sometimes rice are regularly used in restaurants in this area. Pelmani (meat dumplings) and basturma (mutton) are much-loved regional treats to taste. шек-шек (fried unleavened dough balls) is perfect to finish your meal. If you fancy a refreshing drink, shubat (camel milk) is a good choice.
The 16th of December is the day when many people in Kazakhstan observe Independence Day, so be on the look out special events and festivities if you happen to be vacationing in Turkestan then.
Sadly, vacations can't last forever, so when it's time fly home, head to the nearest major airport in Shymkent, 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the southeast.