Assy Plateau and Observatory, Almaty

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The Assy Plateau and observatory is one of the most picturesque green valleys of Kazakhstan. There is an astronomical observatory located in the Assy Plateau, and it appears to be the main landmark. The observatory operates, however, the tourists are not allowed to enter. The observatory has a history of almost half a century. This place is good to visit for those who would like to spend a peaceful time full of harmony, close to nature and the local culture of Kazakhstan. There you can swim, have a picnic or even stay for a sleepover. The Assy Plateau is a perfect place to take amazing photos during your visit to the country. © istock/Lukas Bischoff

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