Kok-Tobe Hill
Kok-Tobe Hill
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  • Arindam G
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates219 contributions
    Enjoyable summer evening at Kok-Tobe Hill top
    Cool place to enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains & city of Almaty from atop Kok-Tobe Hill. The 6 minute one-way Kok-Tobe Hill gondola ride costs 3000 tenge while return trip costs around 5000 tenge which is a little pricey. Lots of entertainment options to explore & enjoy such as children amusement park rides, petting zoo, Beatles statue, restaurant and scenic view points. Spent a couple of hours on a pleasant summer evening in this popular city destination.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,440 contributions
    The Eagle
    We used the cable car up to the hill. It costs 5000 tenge 2 ways for the adult and half price for up to 12 years old. Amazing visit, wonderful view from the top while in funicular and on the top. Many things to do like visit the upside down house, car coaster, theme park games, dine in or picture in traditional Kazakh dress holding 8 kg weight eagle. Great experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Frances B
    Yorkshire, United Kingdom911 contributions
    A fun way to get a different view of the city
    I decided to visit Kok Tobe Hill one evening. I wanted to see the illuminated views of Almaty. The cable car station is well signed and situated a short walking distance from the imposing Kazakhstan Hotel. A single adult trip in the cable car costs 3000 Tenge and a return trip costs 5000 Tenge. It is possible to walk up or down the mountain. It was very quiet on the being I visited. The cable car ride takes around 6 minutes. Once at the top there is a fun park vibe. There are different rides and plenty of great photo opportunities. There is a fantastic view of the city. There are also a number of restaurants and places to get ice creams / drinks etc. It’s not a cheap trip, particularly if you’re a family but I can see why children would really enjoy it.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 25, 2023
  • MissHK2009
    Hong Kong, China3,885 contributions
    A Must Visit in Almaty City
    If offers an overview of the Almaty city with two restaurants and some souvenir shops. It has some entertainment amenities too such as Ferris wheel. The cable car ride is a good experience. Overall I have spent 1.5 hour here at night time.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 28, 2023
  • Jan T
    Leidschendam, The Netherlands1,111 contributions
    Nice view on the city and souvenirs available
    Great for a family with fairly young children. The activities are highly geared toward kids. For a couple, it's a bit less appealing. The view of the city is excellent, but of the mountains, it's much less so. This is an excellent place to buy souvenirs, as they are hardly available elsewhere.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 9, 2023
  • so
    Hong Kong, China26 contributions
    Reasonable but that’s it
    Not much to see in Winter. Only fast coaster (expect a long queue), the small ferris wheel and a few game stalls are open. The cable car ride is kind of worth it though.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 1, 2024
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JesSal4
Italy217 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is a very nice and quiet park. We took the cablacar and we went to the upper part of the city.There are some entertainment, such as a mini zoo with a lot of cute animals. If you are in Almaty, I suggest you to spend some hours here.
Written June 7, 2020
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Arindam G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates219 contributions
Jun 2023
Cool place to enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains & city of Almaty from atop Kok-Tobe Hill. The 6 minute one-way Kok-Tobe Hill gondola ride costs 3000 tenge while return trip costs around 5000 tenge which is a little pricey. Lots of entertainment options to explore & enjoy such as children amusement park rides, petting zoo, Beatles statue, restaurant and scenic view points. Spent a couple of hours on a pleasant summer evening in this popular city destination.
Written July 11, 2023
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Sandra
Estonia20 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
The ride up and down the mountain is nice and peaceful, all the lines move fast. On top there’s plenty to do (especially for kids) since there’s lots of rides etc. Views are great and I really recommend watching the sunset from up there. But whatever you do, do not eat at the restaurants. It was the worst experience we had while in Almaty — the service was super slow (there were three of us and one of us got their food an hour after ordering while everyone else was already done with their meal + we waited 45 minutes for the bill and only got it because we were ready to walk out and finally we were charged twice), people were pretty rude (our waiter got angry with us because we spoke broken Russian and didn’t always understand him), food was average at best. The views from the restaurant are great though so if anything, maybe have a drink there.
Written July 29, 2022
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YasmineofJuly
Dubai, United Arab Emirates286 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
One of the best viewing points within the city! You have to go to the left once you reach the hill to enjoy the great panoramic views of the city. On the right there is zoo, some kids activities and green valley and mountains view. Cafe and restaurants both sides. You can reach by cable car from the city, all the rest - taxi, car, public transport will take you to the point where you have to walk uphill to the top or take a minivan for 1000 kzt both ways that takes you to the top. But we didn't like those poor magestic eagles who used there blinded for tourists attraction and photos - what a torture to sit blind in that crazy crowded place, being touched by every passing person and work every day in such lifetime prison. Feel free to check my insta Yasmine of July for more videos and photos.
Written August 22, 2022
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,629 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Kok-Tobe hill also called as Green Hill is ideal place to enjoy panoramic views of city, distant valleys and mountains. This can be reached by fast cable car and one can spend hours on the peak. There are lots of activities for one and all. Those adventurous can walk down leisurely.
Written November 14, 2022
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msgee39
Toronto, Canada97 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
The gondola ride is nice (3500 tenge round trip in Feb 2023). The city is quite smoggy so the view from the top isn't clear, and there are no paths to walk around for different views. There's an amusement park so this would be good for young families. It was underwhelming for a solo visitor but I'm still glad I tried it out.
Written February 14, 2023
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Q5375ESroberts
San Diego, CA54 contributions
Jul 2022
Kok Tobe is a nice, fun, relaxing experience for families, couples, and solo travelers who simply want some great views of Almaty. The tram ride is relaxing. At the top of the hill visitors will find a little amusement park and a bunch of virtual reality game booths. Kids love it. However, once you walk past the amusement park area the paths take you around the top of the hill where you can see beautiful views of the mountains on one side and spectacular views of the city on the other side. There is also at fantastic restaurant atop the hill; a little expensive but very very good. The tables on the patio offer guests great views of the city.
Written July 2, 2022
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar11,791 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Accessed by a cable car in central
Almaty, ride takes around 5 minutes to top of hillside. Mainly family style rides, attractions, shops and mini zoo with some stunning views across Almaty and beyond with the mountains and Telecom tower as a backdrop. Couple of formal restaurants with great views as well as many other smaller fair type food stalls. Lots of activities, rides and virtual reality experiences for kids and adults. Place obviously very busy at weekends. Worth the trip up for the views alone.
Written June 18, 2022
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Frances B
Yorkshire, UK911 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
I decided to visit Kok Tobe Hill one evening. I wanted to see the illuminated views of Almaty.
The cable car station is well signed and situated a short walking distance from the imposing Kazakhstan Hotel.
A single adult trip in the cable car costs 3000 Tenge and a return trip costs 5000 Tenge.
It is possible to walk up or down the mountain.
It was very quiet on the being I visited.
The cable car ride takes around 6 minutes.
Once at the top there is a fun park vibe. There are different rides and plenty of great photo opportunities.
There is a fantastic view of the city.
There are also a number of restaurants and places to get ice creams / drinks etc.
It’s not a cheap trip, particularly if you’re a family but I can see why children would really enjoy it.
Written October 25, 2023
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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,251 contributions
Jul 2022
The queue for going up can get quite chaotic and exhausting, but in the end we managed to finally jump into a car and go out. The trip itself is not very spectacular and also is quite short.
But the view from the top can be nice (not in my case as some sort of fog covered everything). We found a lot of cool souvenirs on top (cheap too), There are other sources of entertainment, especially if you have kids around.
Written August 31, 2022
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