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 nowadays, 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 the 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 in the country. © istock/Lukas Bischoff

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