Things to do in Almaty

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  • 1
    Shymbulak Mountain Resort

    Shymbulak Mountain Resort

    Ranked #1 overall in Almaty things to do
    9.89 reviews
    Outdoors, Winter Sports
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyFamilies

    Shymbulak is where everyone in Almaty goes to ski and snowboard in the winter. It's only about a 30 to 40 minute drive from the center of the city, but ...

  • 2
    Zelyony Bazar

    Zelyony Bazar

    Ranked #2 overall in Almaty things to do
    6.88 reviews
    Shopping, Mall
    Popular withFoodiesGreenVegetarian

    Not the largest or most interesting market in the region but a good "starter" market that gives you exposure to local produce and food. Shop keepers can be pretty friendly. ...

  • 3
    Medeu Skating Rink

    Medeu Skating Rink

    Ranked #3 overall in Almaty things to do
    9.65 reviews
    Outdoors
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesBackpackers

    As previously stated Medeu is the world's highest altitude skating rink. I went here three times once to skate in January as ice skating only available in Winter. A second ...

  • 4
    Kok-Tobe Cable Car

    Kok-Tobe Cable Car

    Ranked #4 overall in Almaty things to do
    8.73 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Trams & Gondolas
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureFamilies

    Panoramic view from the hill "Kok-tobe". You can find there small bazar, cafe, restaurant with local cusine.

  • 5
    Charyn Canyon National Park

    Charyn Canyon National Park

    Ranked #5 overall in Almaty things to do
    10.02 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature
    Popular withBackpackersOutdoorsyAdventure

    If you're in the Almaty area and willing to drive a bit (about 4 hours), Charyn Canyon is one of this country's most breathtaking sights. Often referred to as the ...

  • 6
    Zenkov Cathedral

    Zenkov Cathedral

    Ranked #6 overall in Almaty things to do
    8.03 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Church
    Popular withHistoryAdventureSpiritual

    Lovely wooden tsarist-era cathedral in the middle of Panfilov Park. Looks a bit like St. Basil's in Moscow. One of the better picture spots in the city.

  • 7
    Panfilov Park

    Panfilov Park

    Ranked #7 overall in Almaty things to do
    7.02 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureHistory

    nice place

  • 8
    Arasan Baths

    Arasan Baths

    Ranked #8 overall in Almaty things to do
    10.01 review
    Wellness, Beauty and Spas, Spa or Massage
    Popular withAdventureWellness

    Arasan is incredible. I visited every day that I was in Almaty. The Russian banya is quite the experience and this has to be one of the largest and nicest ...

  • 9
    Islamdin Samatdin

    Islamdin Samatdin

    Ranked #9 overall in Almaty things to do
    10.01 review
    Entertainment, Arcade
  • 10
    Central Park - Gorky

    Central Park - Gorky

    Ranked #10 overall in Almaty things to do
    8.01 review
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withFamilies

    This park is a lovely place to walk around in the center of Almaty. There are some amusement park rides - kind of scary, especially the ferris wheel - and ...

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