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Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve

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A beautiful corner of Kazakhstan

When in Shymkent earlier in July 2018, we were interested in hiking opportunities in the nearby... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
Worth going!

If you visit Kazakhstan, I definitely recommend Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve to you. We started our trip... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
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5 weeks ago
“A beautiful corner of Kazakhstan”
Jun 20, 2018
“Worth going!”
The territory of Aksu-Zhabagly recreation centre owns the unique world of primitive nature. Gardens, rivers, conifers, flowers and plants, and of course, magnificent mountains and cool clean air attracts tourists from many countries of the world.
Zhabagly 1600000, Kazakhstan
+7 725 253 0154
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When in Shymkent earlier in July 2018, we were interested in hiking opportunities in the nearby mountains and in particular in the vicinity of Aksu Canyon. I had contacted a recommended operator but do to issues with their email address never managed to reach them....More

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

If you visit Kazakhstan, I definitely recommend Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve to you. We started our trip from Almaty. We took a night train from Almaty to Shymkent, and got off at Tulkibas in the morning, about one hour before arriving at Shymkent. We booked a guest...More

1  Thank ShirleyWongTse
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Lots of walks into he beautiful countryside. Arrange a guide to take you out and in April go and see the beautiful wild tulips!

Thank sand100
Reviewed May 28, 2017

We did the walk into one of the canyons and the views were excellent. The walk can be very challenging though, going down the loose gravel can be treacherous and going up, even in the spring when we were there, can be quite challenging because...More

Thank Kees1966
Reviewed July 21, 2016

The perfect place if you want to stay at one with nature. This nature park is huge and there are a lot of different routes (by car, by horses, walking). Beatiful views and of course tulips at spring time. As local people say, the majority...More

Thank realist7
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Beautiful nature, steps, mountains. As it is an eco-park, you have to book in advance (even a month earlier) one of 10 routes with a guide. One day, half a day hikes, there are trips on horses as well. About 1,5 hour by car from...More

3  Thank Monika J
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Been there with a group of 8 people we spend 2 nights in the area did some small hikes I would say beautiful nature reserve not too touristy as well which is nice.

Reviewed May 12, 2015

Almaty can rightly claim a more developed tourism industry but Aksu-Zhabagly can provide a glimpse into what Kazakhstan has to offer away from there. Shymkent is the best port of entry either by train or airport. The nature preserve follows the rules of old Soviet...More

1  Thank Jeff T
Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I traveled from Shymkent to Zhabagly village by marshrutka where the views of the Tien Shan range were stunning. We were there in late March 2014 so there was still snow at altitude and we were unable to go too high into...More

Thank McMushyP
Reviewed June 5, 2014

We decided to make the Kazakhstan trip simply and took a local tour organizer. We found contact of a local nature tour organisors (Ecotourism Information Resource center) contact details from Lonely planet and thought it was a good choise as it was there. The communication...More

4  Thank KatIh
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