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

Presidential Palace

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