Most of the cities of Kazakhstan are products of Russian and Soviet
architecture. City planning most of the time rational with paralel streets decorated
with a number of trees. Administrative and public buildings are located in the
center of the city while appartament buildings raise on the edges. Almost in
every city you can find one ore more museums of history, ethnography or memorials.
The tradition of victory square (WWII) in the very city center as well as nice
parks is followed widely.
Three pilgrim trips to Turkistan equal to one hadj to
mekkah as it is the place where the leader of sufi muslims found his last
home - a great mausoleum. This place is definitely worth visiting for
any tourist. (You don't have to be moslem to be impressed)