The city of Almaty is the largest in Kazakhstan with about 1.5 million people, located in the southeast corner near the border of Kyrgyzstan
Almaty used to be the capital of Kazakhstan until 1997, changing to Astana, now Nur-Sultan.
The name Almaty is believed to come from the Kazakh word for apple, translating as “full of apples”, deriving from the abundant wild apple diversity and is considered a source for the modern domestic
The hotel “Kazakhstan” is the first high-rise building in the city, the symbol of Almaty.
Almaty is the cultural, educational, cultural, and economic hub in the It is also a financial, media, and transport hub for Central Asia, including a new highway, built in 2017, from China to Europe and passing through Almaty, which is going to be a new Silk Way.