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Address: Dostyk Ave., 104A, Almaty 50051, Kazakhstan
Phone Number: 320 1201
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Nice place for a small afternoon walk

Kok-tobe is a nice place/hill with a nice view of the Almaty city. You can use either cableway or take a bus to get there. There is a small zoo, outlook point and small amusement... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Macau, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

There is a nice view of the city up top and a restaurant to sit and get a drink. They have food but it seemed expressive for local fare. There is a mini-zoo and shops for picking up souvenirs.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

From above you will have a nice view on Almaty, if the smog does not prevent it. This and the poor "Zoo thing" are the two things I don't like about that hill.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have visited Kok-Tube hill with our friends. We went there by cable road (they call it flying tram). When you arrive there, you will see wonderful view of Almaty city. Recommend to visit.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Kok-tobe is a nice place/hill with a nice view of the Almaty city. You can use either cableway or take a bus to get there. There is a small zoo, outlook point and small amusement park for children. Above all you can meet here even a bronze statue of The Beatles. One of the places in Almaty that are worth... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Cable car closed - no advise anywhere regarding this so you only find out when you get there - couldn't find out when will re-open - so if your in Almaty make sure its reopened before you go

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Last year before I left for my summer holidays, I told my Kazakh friends that I never visited Kok Tobe before. They were shocked. Next thing I know my friends took me up to the top of Kok Tobe. We then took a bus to the actual park. It was late at night but I was surprised at the many... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We got to the top of the hill by local bus and shuttle service. Good viewing point but we spent about 2 hours looking for the now retired cable car service, it gave the fingerless security guard a good giggle though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Amazin, charming view to the city. Must see to everyone who is first time here in Almaty. Don't overpay for taxi, takу normal cabel car - very cheap and very safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

the place is very touristic. but go there in the evening around 5pm and have a look of the city in daylight and at night. there is cafe at the end of the koktobe park, while sitting in that cafe you will be able to see the mountains from the left and the city from the right.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

"Kok Tobe" is translated as "Green Hill". There's a shuttlebus station, where you pay ~3$ for two way ticket. It's better to go there in the evening in summer, when Almaty is full of lights. Pros: - Deeply fresh air at the top of the hill. - Amazing view on mountains. - Almaty is like "on your palm" view. -... More 

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