Central State Museum

If you have time to visit only one museum in Almaty and want to learn about Kazakhstan, this is the best place to go. It is one of the oldest and largest museums in the country and is located directly across from the Presidential Palace. This museum takes visitors on a journey through Kazakhstan’s ancient and modern history from its early agricultural roots up to its present day politics. More than 200,000 artifacts help tell the story of the country. The museum also houses a replica of Kazakhstan’s famous Golden Warrior Prince. And there’s a small area detailing the history of Almaty. The museum also features a small cafe and souvenir shop.

None of the exhibits are in English, so you’ll want to bring a Russian speaker or hire a guide at the museum.

Entrance fee: 500 tenge adults (all foreigners), 150-200 tenge students and pensioners, 100 tenge school children

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