Korgalzhyn eco-tours provide authentic and affordable travel experience; ZHANNA SHAYAKHMETOVA; The Astana Times

Kazakhstan – Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan

Korgalzhyn eco-tours provide authentic and affordable travel experience.

ASTANA – The Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve, one of Kazakhstan’s major attractions, occupies almost 550,000 hectares in two regions about 130 kilometres southwest of the capital. It is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage List.

The vast lands of the reserve provide the necessary living space for Asia’s largest population of water birds. The wildlife community consists of more than 60 rare species of plants and animals, including flamingos and the Shrenk wild tulip, listed in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red Book. The pink birds come to this northernmost part of the world once a year and as a result, it has become a desirable tourist destination.

The Pana (Shelter) Guest House in Korgalzhyn village has operated since 2007.

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