Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Supply Chain Management Workshop

Supply Chain Management Program

Program Dates Registration Deadline Location Fee USD Fee Includes
Supply Chain Management
14-18 December 2020 31 October 2020 Almaty, Kazakhstan $2450 Visa Assistance, Participant Assessment, Airport Pickup, Accommodation, Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Workshop Kit, Interactive workshop, Program Materials, Local Expert, Practical Activities, Lunch, Refreshments, City Map, Field Visit, Certificate & Boat Tour.

Quick facts about Almaty

The former capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty, is still the country’s largest city. It is considered to be the financial and cultural center of Central Asia. The cityscape boasts a beautiful combination of old Soviet era buildings and an increasing lineup of modern skyscrapers, shopping malls, recreation facilities and eateries. There has been a huge influence of the Soviet period on the development of Almaty with plenty of parks, large squares, broad avenues, socialist architecture and huge memorials. The large Kazakhstan hotel, the Abai Opera theatre and plenty of Soviet art such as the Soviet mosaics are fine examples of the Soviet legacy in the city.

Almaty is not very expensive for tourists, and if done carefully, it can be as cheap as many South American and Eastern European cities. Visitors are welcomed very warmly and you will be pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of the Kazakh people.

Kazakhstan has four distinct seasons throughout the year, which means there are attractions to enjoy any time of the year. The city is walled by snowcapped mountains to the south, from where the whole city slopes to the north. This makes navigating the streets easy i.e. if you are traveling uphill, you’re going south. A small mountain range also borders the city to the east.

You can use a combination of public transport, like buses, metro and tram to get around the city and the surrounding areas. Getting a taxi and tour guide is preferred. Alternatively, hitchhiking is quite common, but not for free. You are expected to make a small payment in the end. Also, sharing rides is a norm among locals and expats alike.

Almaty is surrounded by some of the country’s best national parks. Nature is so close and there are so many exciting things to do near Almaty. However, visitors are advised to arrange their own transport in order to get to these different places. Less than an hour by taxi is the Big Almaty Lake in the middle of the mountains – one of the must things to do in Almaty.

There are more than 125 fountains in the city. The most notable of them is the “Oriental Calendar” Fountain, with 12 sculptural figures representing the 12 animals of the Kazakh 12-year animal cycle.

Take the cable car to the top of Kok Tobe hill which has a small amusement park and zoo for children along with a quirky Beatles statue. The hill offers a wonderful view over the city. You can also take bus number 95 or 99 to the top of the hill.

Another tourist favorite is the Green Market and Rakhat Chocolate Factory. The green market is an excellent place to experience a Central Asian bazaar where you can buy souvenirs, dried fruits, spices and fresh vegetables. Rakhat Chocolate Factory sells a huge variety of Kazakh chocolate. The long queues of people show that the quality must be good.

Another reason to visit the Green Market is the cheap Kazakh food. Several Uighur restaurants serve excellent laghman (noodle soup with tomato and peppers) and beshbarmak (Kazakhs national dish of boiled noodles with horse meat). This is also the place to try Kymyz (fermented horse milk) and Shubat (fermented camel milk) or Kazakh’s apples.

The word Almaty means father of apples. It’s interesting to know that Kazakhstan is in fact the birthplace of the first eatable apples.

Have a good trip and stay in Almaty

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