Burabay National Park takes its name from the lake and the town nearby. Wild nature, in a mosaic of hills, steppes, forests and lakes, stretches for 835 square kilometers. One of the best ways to enjoy this wild nature is on horse back, while there is also a diverse abundance of flora and fauna.
Vladimir Zemblevskiy, a falconer who has been working with birds for 40 years, showed Euronews how a hunt takes place with a 5-year-old male golden eagle in the steppe, not far from Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.
Euronews visits Shymbulak, one of the most popular ski resorts in Kazakhstan, not far from Almaty. From December to April it is the winter sports kingdom. In the summer, the mountains turn into a paradise for lovers of hiking and mountain biking, or for exploring the nearby steppes with a buggy.
Just forty minutes from the center of Almaty is the Medeu Alpine sports complex, where you can take the cableway to reach Shymbulak, a natural park and the most popular ski resort of Kazakhstan. In the summer season, the mountains turn into a paradise for lovers of hiking and mountain biking.