Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Almaty

29 Bar
An all-in-one bar, with a great lunch menu and jam-packed party scene at night.
4A Coffee
This cosy coffee house serves mind-blowing sandwiches and fantastic fresh coffee.
7Sky Lounge Bar
Miami comes to Kazakhstan with this tribute to the joys of cabana beach clubs.
A Club
A quintessential Kazakh experience with colourful, almost kitsch, decoration and unique themed rooms.
Abay Opera House
Come to see well-known and local ballets and operas in the beautiful classical Soviet building with its air of faded grandeur.
Advantour
Aida KaumeNOVA
Drawing on influences from Brit-born Vivienne Westwood Aida Kaumenova is Almaty's very own version. Snap up an original design.
Aigul’Kassymova
Looking for a Kazah designer whose fashions feature modern twists? Look no further than Aigul Kassymova who can be found at AK Studio.
Ajar Stud Farm
Hacking on purebred Arabian horses - less highly strung steeds available for the timid.
Akademkniga
For the best maps of hiking in Kazakhstan.
Aksai Gorge
Liberate your soul from material worries and visit the monks in this monastery.
Akzhol Travel
Great tour providers for those looking to get to grips with Kazakhstani culture.
Alasha
A charming Uzbek offering, complete with lush carpets and shisha room.
Alexander & Svetlana
Gadgets and Soviet memorabilia galore from this couple.
Alma Hotel
Sweet, simple and subtle, with delicious rooftop views.
Almaty Guide
Almaty guru Karlygash Makatova knows and translates everything cool about Almaty.
Almaty Health and Spa Resort
An estate retreat not far from the city, with fabulous facilities.
Almaty Hippodrome
If you prefer to watch horses rather than ride them then in Almaty the HippodRome is the place to be.
Alpina XXI
Small but comfortable and well-equipped hiking hotels.
Altyn Emel
Burial mounds and sand dunes that hum in the wind are amongst many of this park's varied offerings.
Ambassador Hotel
The closest Almaty comes to boutique, the Ambassador Hotel is an old-school property in the centre of the city with a limited number of rooms and some charm
Antika
Fine antiques are on sale at this professional gallery.
Aquarius Wellness Club
Ultimate bliss at the Royal Tulip Hotel, with a great gym, hammam, and extensive beauty treatments.
Arasan Public Banya
A real man's spa - flagellate with birch twigs.
Arial Golf Club
A decent club for beginner or junior players, with reasonable prices to match.
Ark Gallery
Kazakhstani artists are shown at this well-curated gallery, stop by for regular exhibitions.
Armonia
International and Russian names keep the fashionistas happy at Armonia.
ArtBatFest
An interactive art festival, ArtBatFest is a great place to wander for flashmobs, photography exhibitions and experimental theatre.
ArtiShock Theatre
Audience participation is often demanded in these challenging and illuminating avant-garde performances.
Arvest
Modern art, sculpture, ceramics and beautiful traditional jewellery.
Asanov Shooting Club
Have a go at marksmanship, with displays and contests to whet your appetite.
Ascension Cathedral
Located in the middle of Almaty's Panfilov Park Ascension Cathedral is a vastly impressive building that you simply must see. Be sure to pack your camera.
Asia Discovery
Want to go trekking, hunt with eagles, discover Kazakhstan's flora and fauna? These guys.
Assia
The perfect boutique for picking up quality gifts.
Astana Int’l Hotel
Perfect for business travellers, this modern hotel has all of the amenities and services you need for a restful stay.
Astra Hotel
The best-located business hotel in Almaty, with great extras.
Auezov Kazakh Drama Theatre
The home of Kazakhstani theatre, this venue stages national works with Russian subtitles.
Azat Akimbek Gallery
A stunning collection of art and antiques lie in this gallery, covering years of history.
Bacchus Winery
Wine tours and tastings from these experienced manufacturers.
Bali Spa Centre

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