Daily Life Tour in Almaty, Almaty (Self Guided)

Witnessing the daily lives of its locals is the best way to become acquainted with Almaty. There are many places to observe the city’s vibrant daily life, including the Central Mosque, Gorky Park and the War Memorial. Take this tour to discover the best spots to enjoy the daily life in Almaty.
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Daily Life Tour in Almaty Map

Guide Name: Daily Life Tour in Almaty
Guide Location: Kazakhstan » Almaty (See other walking tours in Almaty)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Author: JohnB
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Gymnasium N 54

1) Gymnasium N 54

Gymnasium N 54 is proudly listed among Almaty’s best educational institutions. Lessons are taught in Kazakh, Russian and English. The gymnasium has some prominent graduates, including the present mayor of Almaty.
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Arasan Baths

2) Arasan Baths

Arasan Baths has succeeded in maintaining the same quality of service as it did during the Soviet era. The baths are very popular among locals, which is considered more than just a tradition for some. It offers Turkish, Russian and Finnish baths to its patrons.
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State Puppet Theater

3) State Puppet Theater

The State Puppet Theater is always full of joy and enthusiasm, providing quality shows to its young audience. Fairy tales are a popular genre of its daily shows. The theater has been on the cultural scene for more than 75 years and also features a permanent exhibition of children’s art.
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War Memorial

4) War Memorial

The War Memorial in Panfilov Park is dedicated to the Kazakh people who lost their lives in World War II. Located in the city center, it is conveniently accessible for visitors. The memorial also includes an eternal flame.
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Gorky Park

5) Gorky Park (must see)

Gorky Park is among the largest green spots of Almaty. Dating back to the Soviet times, most of its attractions are reminiscent of this era. The park is quite famous for outdoor activities and is very popular among locals.
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Central Mosque

6) Central Mosque

The Central Mosque is one the largest Muslim buildings in Almaty, founded in the 1990s by a group of devotees. It can accommodate up to 500 guests for regular prayer services, which take place daily and are open to those wanting to learn more about Islam.

Walking Tours in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Create Your Own Walk in Almaty

Create Your Own Walk in Almaty

Creating your own self-guided walk in Almaty is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Famous Museums and Art Galleries in Almaty

Famous Museums and Art Galleries in Almaty

Kazakhstan’s former capital has a great number of museums and galleries to be proud of, including the unique State Museum of National Musical Instruments. Take this tour to discover Almaty’s famous museums and galleries.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Shopping Tour in Almaty

Shopping Tour in Almaty

Shopping in Almaty can be a very interesting experience, offering a variety of shops with great selections. A former ex-Soviet country, it has developed over the years and now provides many high quality shops and goods to choose from. Take this tour to discover some of Almaty’s best places to shop.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Even though no longer the capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty is still the country's largest metropolis, trading and cultural hub with many attractions worth visiting. The most notable local sights include the Central State Museum, showcasing the history of Kazakhstan, both as part of the Soviet Union and an independent state. In the heart of the city is Panfilov Park, dominated by the...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Almaty for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Almaty has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Almaty, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.