Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Astana

Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve
Birds of many kinds of feather flock together in Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve and it is worth going for them alone, though also watch out for rare antelope.
Kokshetau National Park
Another National Park, Kokshetau is the perfect place to spend a relaxing and invigorating weekend.
Keremet Banya
If you like your baths with company, this place offers a huge number of options.
Ice City
Enormous ice sculptures of famous landmarks, with built-in slides. What's not to love?
Burabay National Nature Park
Located in the North of Kazakhstan, Astana is perfectly placed for exploring the steppe; head out for day trips (or longer) to beautiful national parks for walking and nature-watching.
Central Park & Ishim River
Wander around the statues in this huge park, and take your time exploring.
Madlen
Coffee, juices and innovative drinks combine with a diverse food menu to keep visitors interested.
Caramel Coffee
Glossy and chic, Caramel Coffee offers a lot more than just coffee, though it does that very well.
Books & Coffee
A community feel (bring your own slippers if fussy) and plenty of English books in this WiFi loaded café.
Al Fresco
Catering to all tastes, Al Fresco offers great quality authentic dishes with a friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Korean House
Korea House provides wonderful authentic food in a fiercely traditional atmosphere.
Divan
Authentic Turkish cuisine is attested to by the high levels of Turkish expats enjoying meals.
Chili Pepper’s
Fab Italian pizzaeria with a popular bar, this place is much beloved by younger Kazakhs.
Tengri Hotel
A comfortable, well-connected hotel for dining and nightlife.
Business Hotel
Perfect for groups who want to book out a house, or quieter types, this sweet little boutique has only seven rooms.
Akku Hotel
A secluded hotel in a great spot on the Right Bank, surrounded by some of Astana's best restaurants and cafés.
Insomnia
If you'd rather get down than get dressed, Insomnia is rough and ready for you, with no expense spared on the sound system or dancefloor.

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