Wide Nature Resources Make the Akmola Region a Top Travel Destination.

ASTANA – The Akmola Region is recasting itself as a promising travel destination, with its diverse landscapes and nature reserves, said its Akim ( Governor ) Marat Akhmetzhanov during the May 11 field trip to the region’s Korgalzhyn state nature reserve. Marat Akhmetzhanov, a native of the Akmola region, greets Swiss Ambassador Salman Bal ( left ) during a May 11 visit to Korgalzhyn. Photo funds: Akmola Region’s click service. The Astana Times created the chart. In a journey organized by the Kazakh Tourism National Company and the state’s management, heads of diplomatic missions from Europe-based Astana-based missions made a visit to the town of Korgalzhyn and the character stockpile to learn about the country’s tourism and purchase opportunities. The tourism potential of the Akmola Region today is one of its key factors for its growth in the near future. Because of its diversity of landscapes, the unique natural features, and its proximity to the capital city, the Akmola Region is very well- positioned for the growth of the tourism industry”, said Akhmetzhanov. Watching the floods at the state nature reserve Korgalzhyn. The Astana TimesAkhmetzhanov emphasized that the upcoming tourist strategy will concentrate on imparting knowledge about Kazakh history and the significance of the places they visit in addition to a surge in arrivals. ” We need a civilized tourist. We need tourism, by which our state and our people will be perceived, so today, of course, the whole strategy and concepts of this industry are being revised. Our goal is not to merely attract a mass influx of people, but to ensure their experience is truly enriching, so that, in addition to seeing the beautiful landscape, they explore our history and culture”, he said. Marat Akhmetzhanov, a tree-planter from the Akmola region, is a participant in the Taza Qazaqstan campaign. A smarter marketing strategy, according to Akmola Region’s press service, was suggested to create travel packages that encourage year-round visits, even outside of peak seasons, as well as encourage staying longer than just over a weekend. ” Of course, we strive for differentiation. We want to offer a package that includes visits to sacred places, to special places, along with very affordable one-day and two-day tours. I think, today we have all the potential, the main thing we need is right management and good advertising”, said Akhmetzhanov. ” Unfortunately, we have a very large influx in the summer, and very few in the winter. We need to move away from seasonality, as even in winter, being a northern region, we have a very good offer for our tourism”, he added. Akhmetzhanov drew attention to the region’s stunningly diverse landscape of mountain-hills, pine forests, and lakes, and he drew attention to the region’s diverse offerings to suit all tastes. The greater flamingo or the phoenicopterus roseus. ” For those who want to walk through the pine forests, please]come]. For those who want to rest on the shore, we have lakes. For those who want to go to the steppe, we have national parks. So here we have a great variety for any taste”, he said. In fact, the region is abundant in protected natural areas such as Burabai, Buyratau, and Kokshetau state national nature parks. The Shchuchinsk- Burabai resort area is perfect for health and recreational tourism, spanning 130, 000 hectares. Travel farther and one will find Zerendi resort area, spanning 36, 700 hectares, that offers breathtaking landscapes and is perfect for nature tourism. The sacred-reservation zone includes 900 historical and cultural monuments, including the Baubek batyr ( warrior ) mausoleum and Kumai archaeological and ethnographic complex, while the near-capital recreation zone includes 30 tourism sites spread across four districts. Visit to the Korgalzhyn State Nature ReserveThe diplomatic delegation also took a tour of the Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve. Korgalzhyn reserve in central Kazakhstan, a natural paradise for birdwatchers and lovers of all kinds, is home to 374 different plant species, 46 different species of mammals, and a remarkable number of migratory birds. Tulipa Schrenkii or Schrenk’s tulip at Korgalzhyn nature reserve. The popularity of the Astana TimesKorgalzhyn reserve has skyrocketed as a result of its iconic pink flamingos. Pink flamingos that fly here from India, the Middle East, and North Africa nip at their nest. Korgalzhyn, a network of over 130 small lakes that typically accommodates between 5, 000 and 10, 000 flamingos and serves as their northernmost nesting location, is a wetlands network. They arrive late in March, stay for the entire summer, and depart in October. Other waterfowl to frequent the lakes include pelicans, cranes and gulls. Tulipa Schrenkii. Saiga antelopes, a species that was once on the verge of extinction due to poaching, are now found in the depths of a nature reserve. The tulips in bloom were a highlight for the delegation as well. The Netherlands and Kazakhstan are often associated with each other, but the country’s borders are where the tulips come from. Nearly 40 of the country’s 100 to 120 wild species are present, according to the country’s current estimates. Eighteen of Kazakhstan’s tulip species are included in the Red Book, while 12 are endemic, meaning they only grow in the country. The Korgalzhyn reserve is home to five flower species listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan: Tulipa Schrenkii, Tulipa patens, Pulsatilla patens, Pulsatilla flavescens, and Adonis wolgensis. More than 40 saplings were planted at the Dudarai stele near Korgalzhyn village as part of the Taza Qazaqstan ( Clean Kazakhstan ) environmental initiative. Receive daily newsletters from The Astana Times! Sign up via the website or subscribe to our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, YouTube and Tiktok!