The land of vast steppes, gigantic lakes and snow-covered peaks. Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world and its greatness only becomes clear when you travel across the country. Most of the sights are in the mountainous south. Almaty is by far the largest city in the country and the Tien Shan Mountains extend over the southeast. The highest point of Kazakhstan is the Khan Tengri mountain with 7,010 meters. Since 2019, the name of the capital has changed from Astana to Noersultan.