Nur-Sultan (Нұр-Сұлтан) became the capital city of Kazakhstan in 1997, being called Astana until March 2019. It was renamed in honour of former President Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev. Kazakhstan capital is set on the banks of the Ishim River, in the northern part of the country. It is a city with special status within the Akmola Region.
Nur-Sultan is one of the most developed cities in Central Asia, a planned city with many futuristic buildings including Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre, the highest tensile structure in the world. Other magnificent structures are the observation deck Baiterek Tower and the pyramid shaped building Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. Besides the exquisite architecture, Nur-Sultan has to offer excellent museums such as the National Museum of Kazakhstan, excellent shopping and entertainment options, stylish hotels and nigh clubs.
Population: more than 1 million people
Main attractions: Baiterek Tower, Nur-Astana Mosque, Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, Khazret Sultan Mosque, Atameken Map of Kazakhstan,The Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Duman Entertainment Centre
Nearest Airports: Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport; (TSE - «Nursultan Nazarbaev» Xalyqaralyq Äuezhaýi)