Astana was founded as a planned capital, in the late 1990s the capital was transferred from Almaty to Astana.
Nur Astana Mosque
Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center
Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center a giant Tent shaped shopping mall
Built in a distinctively neofuturist style, the architectural project was unveiled by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on December 9, 2006.
The main boulevard (Watergreen Boulevard) serves as a link between the mall and the presidential palace with a the Chupa-chup tower in the middle of the boulevard.
Presidential Palace from a distance