Some of the most scenic parts of the Altai mountains in Kazakhstan, like Rachmaninov springs and Lake Markakol are inside the border zone.
East of Tekeli, a bucolic mountain range home to a rich diversity of fauna and flora.
Isolated high-elevation valley in the extreme southeast of Kazakhstan, bordering China and Kyrgyzstan.
The polygon / Semipalatinsk test site
The biggest former nuclear test site during the USSR time. To visit this Semipalatinsk test site you will need to have protective clothing (overalls, respirator, shoe covers) transport, guide, and dosimetrist with you. Travel agencies offer a package tours.
The permit to get into the Baikonur Cosmodrome facilities is issued mainly for package tour customers. For independent visiters to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, you will need a special permit from “Roskosmos” State Corporation on Space Activities, it is obtained in advance and through accredited companies and services.
The largest marijuana fields in Kazakhstan.
Northern Enylchek glacier
One of the biggest glaciers in the world, the location of the base camp for Khan Tengri ascents.
Border with Kyrgyzstan in Trans-Ili Alatau mountain range
Certain (but not all) parts of the mountain range close to the border with Kyrgyzstan have restricted access.
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