Palace of Peace and Reconciliation is a symbol of friendship, unity and peace on land of Kazakhstan. The opening of the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation was held on September 1, 2006.
The author of the project is the famous British architect Norman Foster. Bottom of the pyramid is 62h62 m, height of 62 meters. The top of the pyramid is decorated with a work of art of the artist Brian Clarke - stained glass window with images of 130 doves symbolizing nationalities living in the land of Kazakhstan.
The mosque was constructed under the project of Lebanese architect Charles Hazifa. The height of the main dome - 43 meters. There is large hall inside where can pray at the same time 5,000 people. On the second floor - balcony, designed for 2 thousand prayer women.
The monument represents the idea of Kazakh people of the universe. According to legend, Baiterek - the tree of life, towards which sacred bird Samruk seeks. Samruk takes refuge in its high crown to lay a golden egg - the Sun, giving life and hope.
Meanwhile, at the roots of the tree has hidden hungry dragon Aydahar wanting to eat an egg. Thus was represented the eternal struggle between good and evil. It also runs the World River on whose banks stands Bayterek, propping up the sky of his crown and roots hold the ground.
Khan Shatyr - is a new symbol of the capital of Kazakhstan. Khan Shatyr shopping entertainment center is the first and unique lifestyle center in Astana that combines shopping and world-class entertainment under one roof. Designed by the famous British architect Lord Norman Foster, Khan Shatyr is the largest tent forms structure in the world, as well as the biggest shopping center in Kazakhstan, and has a unique appearance.
Entertainment Center began its activity in May 2003 and currently is a unique entertainment complex, consisting of the Aquarium with tropical fish, 5D - cinemas, animatronics theater "Jungle", a huge dome area, catering and trade network.
There are all genres of circus arts in the capital circus: acrobatics, gymnastics, illusion, taming of animal acts, large and small animals, clowns, and others. The balance of the circus features animals like lions, camels, ponies, donkeys and Dalmatians. The Astana circus staff goes on a regular basis on tour to the countries of Asia, receiving the best responses from the audience abroad.
One of the oldest theaters in Kazakhstan, State Academic Russian Drama Theatre named after M. Gorky of Astana city was founded in the late XIX century, and now the second century the theatre has won stable loyalty of viewers due to ability to express time and appreciate the truth. It puts on an amazing number of performances for adults and children, including classic works of Shakespeare, Chekhov, Gogol, Mrozhek and others.
Theatre began its history with a memorable 2000, when for the further development of Astana as the political and cultural center of the country on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in January 2000 was created a opera and ballet theater "Ak Orda".
Today it is one of the newest country music theaters, proponent of traditions of Kazakh and world music, the theatre interprets classical heritage and implements the spiritual requirements of upgraded Kazakh society.
The theater is situated on the site of almost 9 hectares. The area of the building is 64 thousand square meters. From them about 3,000 square meters occupies a scenic area. Theatre "Astana Opera" impresses not only with its scale, but also architectural elegance. It is built with the best classical traditions of world architecture, and the architecture of the theater is emphasized Kazakh national coloring.
This is a unique project that has no analogues in Central Asia. The museum was opened on July 2, 2014. There are gathered archaeological, ethnographic, historical and cultural monuments of Kazakhstan that cover the period from ancient times to the present day on an area of almost 75,000 square meters. All expositions are exhibited in: Hall of Astana, Kazakhstan's Independence Hall, the Hall of gold Hall of ancient and medieval history, the Hall of History, Ethnography Hall and the Hall of Modern Art.
The museum was established by Presidential Decree of 28 August 2004, the first visitors to the building of the former Residence of the Head of the State Museum were accepted in March 2005. The basic idea captured in its exposition - the establishment of the state sovereignty of the Republic and its historical role of the First President of N.A. Nazarbayev in the construction of an independent democratic state.