by Sue Anne Tay

Central square of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Students stroll through the central square of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Alamaty. A large poster featuring President Nursultan Nazarbayev and university students hang against the side of a key administrative building.

Kazakh steppes

Typical Central Asian steppe landscape along the highway from Almaty to Khorgas, the border town with China.

Central Mosque Almaty

The Central Mosque in downtown Almaty is built in the Timurid style of architecture and accommodates up to 7,000 worshippers.

Kazakh bride outside Central Mosque

A Kazakh bride in traditional dressing poses with her family outside the Central Mosque in Almaty.

Almaty street scene

A mother and her children walk by shops in Almaty.

Play at the Theatre of Young Spectator

A play based on local Kazakh folk lore concludes at the Kazakh Theatre of the Young Spectator in Alamaty.

Kazakh waitress in cafe

A Kazakh waitress takes orders in a buffet-style cafe in downtown Almaty.

Sale of Kazakh dolls

Kazakh dolls dressed in traditional costumes on sale at Barakholka Bazaar, Almaty’s largest and busiest wholesale trade bazaar.


A trendy school girl in the streets of Almaty.

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