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Atameken Ethno-Memorial Complex

Kabanbai Batyr | Molodezhni Microdistrict, Astana, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in Astana
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Ethno-memorial complex "The map of Kazakhstan - "Atameken" will show you the history of the state, culture of people who live there. Mountains... more »
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This miniature park that hosts most attractions of Kazakhstan is certainly interesting as it provides a quick overview over all regions of this large country that you otherwise might miss (e.g. For me particularly the mausoleums in Mangistau were interesting to see as a model). However, one has to admit that most models look quite poorly made and certainly are... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I wish I had gone to this one on my first day in Astana. It's like a miniture world of Kazachstan. It's mostly outside but the depiction of Astana is inside. I wish I had seen this the first day because it has a nice overview of all the great and interesting buildings. Had I known about some of them,... More

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Tumba, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was nice to see the size of the country and the variety. But difficult to follow since numbers were not easily followed and did not come in numerical order

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Very informative museum on Kazakhstan history. There are a lot of little makets of real buildings devided by regions. Should be interesting for little children. Entrance fee 250 tenge (2$). You may take a guide who will explain details - 200 tenge(1.5$).

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw how this was rated, having just visited this with my teenaged children. The idea is a perfectly good one - think Legoland, but the result is dire and the whole set up is tired and dilapidated. The main problems are that the buildings are all totally out of scale with each... More

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

After Baiterek Atameken should definitely be your No 2 sight-seeing in Astana. It represents a map of Kazakhstan (with pretty much all the major cities) with miniature buildings, mountains, railroads adn pretty much everything that could be interesting in Kazakhstan. For those who haven't been to other regions of the country it would be possible to see how big Kazakhstan... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This was a unique and memorable experience! It is basically a large park that represents the terrain of Kazakhstan. There are replica buildings (larger than actual scale), a raised platform that contains the unique buildings of Astana, and a small museum. It is definitely worth a visit.

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11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I just went there. It was nice as it gave a good flavour of what was in Kazakhstan. It would be easier to understand it however if you know Russian. They advertise an English guide, but when we went it was not available. With the guide I am sure it is excellent

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Astana, Kazakhstan
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

The idea of Atameken is a piece of land shaped like the map of Kazakstan. It represents sightseeing of entire country as small copies placed in their respective areas. If is very good to start travel in Kazakhstan from this park.

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351 reviews 351 reviews
130 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011 via mobile

A strange jumble of models of Kazakh buildings, monuments etc spread out on a rough map of Kazakhstan. Even spacing of models takes precedence over cartographical accuracy. Interesting nonetheless, although the hidden grove of models of buildings from around the world suggests that Kazakhstan still needs a few spectacular edifices. The best thing is the raised model of Astana, clearly... More

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