This Muslim graveyard – which sits on Sarsenbayev beyond the City Zoo – is, in fact, two neighbouring sites. Perched on a hill in beautiful wooded scenery and with a fantastic view of the mountains, this is an incredibly peaceful location. It is also a particularly interesting one with many of Almaty’s most prominent and famous citizens buried here and depicted most realistically on their gravestones by picture-perfect engravings. Today, new plots are granted extremely rarely as the site is said to be full. It remains, however, an unusual but atmospheric outing.