Kazakhstan is a country in Central Asia with a land area of 2,724,900 square kilometres; it has borders with Russia in the north, China in the east, and Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan in the south. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth-largest in the world. It has a population of 18.8 million.
Almaty and International Airport
Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of about 2 million, located in the mountainous area of southern Kazakhstan. Almaty International Airport (ALA) offers regular international flights to and from important airports including Amsterdam, Bangkok, Beijing, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Moscow, Paris, and Seoul.
Big Almaty Lake
Big Almaty Lake is natural alpine reservoir. It is located in the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains, 15 km south from the center of Almaty in Kazakhstan. The lake is 2511 meters above sea level.
Charyn Canyon is a canyon on the Sharyn River in Kazakhstan (200 km east of Almaty), roughly 154 kilometres in length. Charyn Canyon is a unique natural object with peculiar relief forms in the form of chapels, towers, animals, etc., which were formed under the influence of weathering of sedimentary rocks.