2015, Ministry of Culture and Sport of Republic of Kazakhstan
The heritage of that epochisa great number of monuments of history and culture, geographical sights.
On the number and diversity of monuments Kazakhstan can be put in one line with such states as India, China, states of Mediterranean and Middle East and it is a unique museum in the open air. Many monuments are acknowledged by UNESCO as the monuments of universal importance.
Diversity of cultural values of Kazakhstan is more than 25 thousand immovable monuments of history, archeology, architecture and monumental art, more than 2 million 56 thousand units of cultural values located in expositions and funds of 89 state museums, 66 million 840 thousand volumes of books, rare manuscript and publications stored in 3495 state libraries.
The great impulse for the development of tourist cluster (pilgrimage tourism, historical and archeologicaltourism) was the State program “Cultural heritage” developed and realized under the initiative of the President Nazarbaev. The realization of the program has been started in 2004, later there were developed another two stages of the program: from 2007 till 2009, and from 2009 till 2011.
At creation and elaboration of tourist routes there were used scientific discoveries and recommendations of archeologists that are engaged in studying and reconstruction of historical and cultural heritage of Kazakhstan in terms of the State program “Cultural heritage”.
In this section, Cultural Tourism, you can find a full list of sights of Kazakhstan in good order, the tourist routes are structured according to geographical location of 16 oblasts of Kazakhstan.