Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
A new tourist hub opened in the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Kazakhstan’s city of Almaty, Kazinform reported.
The center includes a lot of national traits. The hub exhibits samples of petroglyphs, a photo zone, handmade yurt and national souvenirs, commemorative shirts, etc.
Director of the Visit Almaty tourist information center Edige Margulan noted that the city offers tourists to enjoy the atmosphere of neo-nomadism, when in a day one can see both the modern metropolis and feel the ethnic atmosphere.
The tourist hub focuses not only on foreign, but also on local tourists. The center offers free handouts - city maps, guidebooks and albums. One can also buy tourist cards to pay for travel in public transport.
Besides the tourist hub, Almaty has two more information points for tourists, but their number is expected to increase. According to plans, next year the city will have 11 tourist information points.