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One of the most ancient and important traditions of the Greater Steppe is Hospitality!

November 2017


Guests are always welcome here!

 

Kazakhstan is a wonderland.  Its history and culture are inseparable from its location next to the borders of great civilizations of ancient and medieval times.  Nomads who have for thousands of years travelled the never-ending steppes on the territory of modern Kazakhstan has been in constant contact with the representatives of Mongol, Arab, Chinese and European civilizations. 
Followers of the Sufi school of Khoja Akhmet Yassawi, Persian merchants, Mongol, Arab and Turkish conquerors - all of their traditions would mix in the medieval Kazakhstan. 
This mosaic of various influences has been interwoven into the unique Kazakh culture, its traditions and customs.

History as it was passed by oral tradition has kept its cultural identification and the key identifier of Jeti Ata (Seven Ancestors), which is an obligation to know one’s ancestors and the history of the tribe down to the seventh generation.  Jeti Ata still plays a significant role in the Kazakh society cementing its identity and preserving customs.

The main symbol of Kazakhstani nomadic culture is the yurt which is in fact one of the most perfect types of portable houses.  Yurt’s main components are the “shanyrak” dome, the “kerege” wooden lattice, the “uyk” support bracket, and the felt cover.
Each yurt is a unique piece of art resulting from a collective work of wood, wool, and leather masters.  A night in an authentic yurt set out in the vast steppe will let a traveller to Kazakhstan get in touch with an artefacts from long forgotten times and feel oneself a true nomad.

Yet another memorable experience is to join the local masters for a class on making traditional ornaments for yurt, clothing, harness, dishes and musical instruments.
The main holiday in Kazakhstan is Nauryz which is celebrated on the 22nd of March at the day of the spring equinox and is one more tribute to the ancient customs linked to the start of spring and annual nature cycle.  On this day each city and village set out decorated yurts and people dress up in traditional clothes.  Guests are treated with Nauryz koje - a seven ingredients dish.  Everywhere you look people enjoy playing national sports, musical instruments like dombra and qobyz.

The Mausoleum of Khoja Akhmet Yassawi is the most prominent architectural monument in the history of Kazakhstan.  Khoja Akhmet Yassawi is a great thinker and poet of the 12th century AD who lived in Southern Kazakhstan.  He is one of the forefathers of Sufism that has had a significant impact on Islam in the Central Asia. 
The Mausoleum that was begun in year 1385 AD strikes with its size and decorations.

All of the above gives a little flavour of the tiny piece of the history and culture of Kazakhstan.  In order to get the real feeling of the spirit of the steppes, to see most striking natural landscapes and learn more about the local traditions and customs, Kazakhstan must be visited in person.
And to make your travel even more pleasant, keep in mind that one of the most ancient and important traditions of the Great steppe is hospitality: guests are always welcome here.

 

For more information and requests, please contact Mrs. Gulden Ospanova at kazakhstan@euromic.com

 

For reference: Welcome to Kazakhstan!
Republic of Kazakhstan, a country at the crossroads of two continents - Asia and Europe, has an impressive area on the world map (9th in size) and is bordered by states such as China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. The country stretches from west to east, from the Caspian Sea to the Altay Mountains and Jungar Alatau ridge, from the north to the south, from the West Siberian Plain to the Kyzylkum desert and the Tien Shan Mountains. In the vastness of Kazakhstan there are endless blooming steppes and deserts and oases in the form of modern cities, and snow-caps of mountain peaks with glaciers, rivers and waterfalls, and virgin nature of the steppe and mountain lakes. Kazakhstan is extremely diverse, not only in its unique natural objects, but it also preserves the memory of different cultures, the legacy of the Great Silk Road connecting East and West since ancient times. The most valuable evidence of the long history of this region and the cultural exchange of different ages are discovered ancient forts of Shed, Taraz, Otrar, Ispidzhab, Iasi, Sygnak, Akyrtas (all are under the protection of UNESCO).
Almaty, Astana, Shymkent, Karaganda, Aktobe, Taldykorgan, Semey, Pavlodar are the largest cities of Kazakhstan.
Astana - the capital of the Republic - has the status of the youngest capitals of the world, translated simply as "capital". According to the decision of UNESCO, it received the title of "world city", "city of the future." Kisho Kurokawa, a famous Japanese architect, performed the development of the General Plan of the city.
Capital: Astana
Official language: Kazakh, Russian
Area: 2,717,300 sq km
Population: 17,417,447 people (in February 2015).
Visa: to enter the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, foreign citizens are in general required to have a visa issued by a consular office/embassy of Kazakhstan abroad. 
However, passport holders of some countries can travel to Kazakhstan visafree for a period of up to 15 calendar days, namely the citizens of the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, UAE, Korea, Japan and others.  This list of countries is published by the Government of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan, Traditional hunting with golden eagle

Kazakh Yurt

Nauryz celebration in the Kazakh village

Cokpar is a traditional equestrian competition

Turkistan. Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

Astana. Capital of Kazakhstan