A city rich in history and culture, Almaty today is a vibrant urban hub drawing travellers from around the world for business and pleasure. Surrounded by the Alatau Mountain range and located in the Esentai Tower, The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty is a 30-minute drive from Shymbulak Ski Resort, and is just steps from many of the city’s finest destinations for dining, entertainment, and shopping.
Built in 2012, the sleek and modern Esentai Mall is the Central Asia’s premiere destination for luxury shopping, featuring high-end department stores and designer boutiques. Located near our Esentai Tower hotel, the mall also houses an IMAX theater, art galleries, and dozens of cafes and restaurants.
Sharyn Canyon (Charyn Canyon)
The unique creation of nature where under the influence of thousand year processes of drying sedimentary rocks were generated into various kinds – remains in form of the isolated mountains, columns, towers, and chapels.
Zhailyau Golf Resort
5.5 km / 7 minutes
+7 727 277-76-21
The total area of eighteen fields of the outstanding golf resort ‘Zhailyau’ spacing 8 hectares and being recognized as one of the best in the territory of CIS, listed in the catalogue of the best in the world, as its fields are fully corresponding to the standards of champion fields. Featuring numerous restaurants, spa, fitness center and conference centers, you can positively spend the day without any compunction.
The Big Almaty Lake
Relish the mesmerizing view from the east branch of the Big Almaty canyon leading to the Big Almaty Lake. Surrounded by mountains and covered with pinewoods, this epic appearance will leave you breathless. Being formed 10 thousand years ago after global erosion, the mountain rock now sits at a height of two and a half thousand meters above sea level. The lake itself is 1km wide and 1.6 km long, with a depth of about 40m.
Spend the day at Kok Tobe – the highest point of the city, charm of the mountains, fresh clean air and numerous activities. At the foot of the mountain Kok tobe rises 350-meter tower. Pitch perfect spot for family getaways, gathering with friends, or even long romantic walks.
0.1 km / 1 minute
+7 (727) 330-88-77 Website
Shout out to all the shopaholics, ultra-modern mall in Almaty, is set to become a fashion hot spot. Featuring luxury world-known brands, as well as local stores, and the first in Asia reputed Saks Fifth Avenue department store.
5 km / 6 minutes
+7 (727) 232-25-01Website
MEGA Shopping and Entertainment Centers are prominent landmarks and key attractions in all of the cities where they are located. Mega Center Mall is a real deal when it comes to quality goods and services at reasonable pricing.
5 km / 10 minutes
+7 (727) 250 98 00, +7 (727) 250 32 51 Website
Dostyk Plaza is a dream come for true gregarious socials at one of the most prestige areas of the city including shopping and entertainment. Newly renovated modern shopping mall representing shops and boutiques of renowned designers.
Green Bazar (Market)
9 km / 15 minutes
+7 (727) 273-29-60Website
Visit the all-time favorite site of local citizens the Green Market, where it’s impossible to hold yourself from the unveiling goods. Touting noises of merchants, bright shades and distinctive smells of the true Asian bazaar atmosphere will carry you through an exceptional experience. Do keep in mind to gamble during your shopping!
15 km / 20 minutes
+7 (727) 271-62-11 Website
Discover the thrills of the extensive world known ice skating rink Medeu located at the altitude of 1,691.2 meters above sea level. It was erected in 1972. Famous sportsmen, contesting in skating sport, hockey and figure skating, established more than 120 world records here.
Shymbulak Ski Experience
“Shymbulak Ski Resort” is located in the beautiful Zailiyskiy Alatau mountain at 2,260 m above sea level.
The ski slopes are served by gondola cars from “Medeu” to the base of “Shymbulak”. This gondola is the world’s third-longest gondola with a length of 4.5 km. The gondola has 114 comfortable cabins for all guests of the resort and has the capacity of 2,000 people per hour.