Almaty Ranked 25th in New York Times Cities to Visit 2024

Almaty, the southern capital of Kazakhstan, has been included in a list of 52 places around the world that should be visited in 2024 by The New York Times, ranking 25th. The former capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty is known for its diverse culture, rich historical heritage and impressive nature; the city is located at the foot of the majestic Tien Shan Mountains, which creates an impressive panorama and offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

The authors also mention walking the green nature of the city, stating, “Walk the leafy streets in an attentive mood and you’ll find endless delights await you – like a mustachioed man playing the accordion in front of the kaleidoscopic Ascension Cathedral.”

The publication notes that Almaty is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for gastro-tourism. The city offers a wide range of restaurants of different cuisines, both local and international. Neo-nomad restaurants are particularly popular among visitors. They cite the example of neo-nomadic cuisine, which is gaining in popularity in recent times.  In addition, coffee lovers are advised to be sure to try the local coffee, as Almaty is famous for its coffee culture, and here you can find many cozy cafes where you can enjoy a fragrant drink in a pleasant atmosphere.

The green market also attracted the attention of journalists, as it is where you can find a “patchwork quilt” of fresh fruits and nuts. The market is a real kaleidoscope of colors, aromas and tastes which create a unique atmosphere.

Times of Central Asia

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 Stephen M. Bland is a journalist, author, editor, commentator and researcher specialising in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Prior to joining The Times of Central Asia, he has worked for NGOs, think tanks, as the Central Asia expert on a forthcoming documentary series, for the BBC, The Diplomat, EurasiaNet, and numerous other publications.
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Published in 2016, his book on Central Asia was the winner of the Golden Laureate of Eurasian Literature. He is currently putting the finishing touches to a book about the Caucasus.
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