The Ascension Cathedral, located in Panfilov Parkin, Almaty is a Russian Orthodox cathedral, made out of woods, without the use of any nails claims to be as the world’s second tallest wooden building. Although flattened by an earthquake many times, Almaty is not a city awash with historic buildings and Ascension Cathedral is one such example, whose opulent interior and magnificent work of art are awestruck.
Kazakh’s love their coffee and they love it sweet, and you will be blown away by the plethora of options for cafes. One such pocket-sized popular cafe Bowler Coffee Roasters is also a roastery and runs his own in-house barista training school. Not just the coffee there many bars and pubs as well in the city, which will give you many options to tipple the night away. Kazakh’s winemaking is seeing a revival, and Arba wine bar is must visit for trying the best wine in the city.
The best reason to visit Almaty, Kazakhstan is the most relaxing baths, which is completely an unmissable experience. Arasan Baths complex is the most elaborately styled bathhouse in the region, built in the 1980s as a grand statement of late Soviet ambition offers Finnish Sauna, Moroccan hammam, Russian banya, and Turkish steam baths. So pick your towels, slippers, leave your modesty behind and relax to the fullest.