Shymkent City Tour

Duration: 5-6 hours

Price: 60 USD

Shymkent is a city built at the intersection of the Great Silk Road. Here you can see the evidence of different historical periods: medieval Kazakh kingdom, Russian Empire, Soviet and modern Kazakhstan.

The Soviet period architecture of Shymkent is mainly represented by industrial buildings such as Lead Factory, Machine factory, Fosforus factory, and many others. Many of them were evacuated/constructed in the 40-50ss of the 20th century. The infrastructure of the city was also formed around factories. They built hospitals, hotels, dormitories, theaters near factories to create facilities for workers.

During your city tour you will also find out that since old times bazaars have made the biggest proportion of income for the majority of the population; learn about Shymkent in World War II.

In Dostar Trips we treat each our guest as a friend whom we just didn’t meet yet (“dostar” means friends from Kazakh). If you take a trip with us – you can rely on our friendly support during all your stay, we will always be happy to help you with anything you wish – advise the best place to eat, buy a train ticket, meet locals. Check out what our previous guests are saying about us on TripAdvisor. Let’s be friends!  


What is included:

  • Transportation

  • Tour-guide

What to take:

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Hat