Aksay Vacations

Visit Aksay, situated in a little-explored region of Kazakhstan. This friendly place is made up of scenic mountains, steppe and desert landscapes.

Those people with a bit more time in Kazakhstan can hit the road and visit other fascinating villages, towns and cities within a short distance of Aksay.

Kazakhstan is home to some important mosques and other sites of spiritual importance, perfect places to experience the region's soul.

There's plenty of ways for thrill seekers to enjoy the wide open spaces around Aksay. Hiking and horse riding are two popular ways thrill seekers here can get their fix.

Sampling local food is usually about more than just satisfying appetites. It offers a way of understanding the regional character. Ingredients commonly found in many Kazakhstan dishes are sour milk and rice. Don't wrap up your time in Kazakhstan without sampling pelmani (meat dumplings) as well as basturma (mutton). To complete your experience, be sure to try шек-шек (fried unleavened dough balls). Taste a shubat (camel milk), an alcohol-free drink of choice.

Much of Aksay celebrates Independence Day on the 16th of December, so be prepared for changes to visitor attraction opening hours and increased demand for transport.

Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time go home, head to the nearest major airport in Aktau, 16 miles (26 kilometers) away.

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