Attractions of Ulytau, Karaganda region
From 15 to 16 September 2010 Department of Tourism, Physical Culture and Sports Akmola region together with akimat Korgalzhyn district Korgalzhyn Reserve held a regional festival "Flamingo -2010". The festival was held for the first time in Kokshetau, on the eve of World Tourism Day, to publicize the city and region with the best natural systems of the region (Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve). The holding of this event helped to attract the attention of state and public organizations, international charitable funds to the problems of conservation of birds of the Tengiz-Korgalzhynskoy lake system. Strengthen cooperation between government agencies, business organizations and non-governmental organizations, the formation of patriotic feelings for his native land, its nature, history and culture. The festival will celebrate the official opening, the film presentation of Korgalzhyn region, the representation of the exhibition subjects of tourist business, as well as competitive programs. The festival included representatives of national parks, non-governmental organizations, cultural workers and creative intellectuals as masters of applied art, the subjects of tourist areas. At the opening of the festival were Kertes TS National Project Manager UNDP / GEF in Kazakhstan for the conservation of wetlands, the representatives of the regional maslikhat - GA Marchenko, akimat Kokshetau - Musralimova AE, akimat Korgalzhyn District - Akkozhina SK, as well as Korgalzhyn GPP - Rybakov BM The festival held competitive programs in six categories: «Best of the nature of landscape painters Korgalzhyn edge» «Best Picture - a video about the flora and fauna reserve Korgalzhyn» «Best Performance by craftsmen on the" Pink Flamingo» «Best theatrical, dance performances on "Flamingo» «The Best Poems and songs on Flamingo» «Best product of culinary art on "Flamingo» The jury was presented more than 500 works of painting, graphic arts, decorative arts, literature, video-photo materials, leading dance companies of the city and region. Winners and participants of contests awarded prizes and diplomas. It should be noted that the event is held for the first time in Kokshetau, and will now become a tradition. The best works will be included in regional and international directories, as well as in advertising - printed products produced in Akmola region and projects to preserve wetlands UNDP in Kazakhstan. Such an event has caused widespread interest from local craftsmen, pupils and students in Astana, Kokshetau and Akmola region to the ecosystem, the natural wealth of our country.
Taraz city – is the administrative centre of Zhambyl region. The population is – 352 500 people. The territory of the city is 120 square kilometers. Taraz is one of the most ancient cities on the land of our state; its age is over two thousand years.
According to the Plan of arrangements on implementation of the Program of development of the perspective directions of the tourist industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2010-2014, approved by the resolution of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 1048 from October 11, 2010 and for the purpose of development of internal tourism, Committee of the industry of tourism of the Ministry of INT RK together with akimat of Akmola district during the period from October 17 to October 19, 2012, in Kokshetau organised the Kazakhstan tourist fair «Sarkylmas sayakhat» (mobile). The main task of holding this arrangement was development of internal tourism, and also assistance to Kazakhstan tourism organizations in creating favorable conditions for holding business negotiations and placement of beneficial contracts.
The unique territorial location of South Kazakhstan which is between the Tien Shan and the Kyzylkum desert allows during the one-day to be carried away from the snow-capped mountains into the hot sands. This has resulted right away the appearance of several climatic zones: alpine, steppe, desert and semi-desert with all their diversity of species of animals and plants. We can rarely witness in snow leopard, bear and steppe fox corsac, ibex and the inhabitants resident of semi-desert.
The rare and very interesting birds inhabit in the territory of the region.
There is the snow leopard in the high mountains; the wild ram, goat and Tien Shan’s brown bear inhabit in the low mountains. There are Persian gazelles in the desert and the onagers, saigas in Betpakdala.
It is possible to observe some of the rare, protected birds in the desert zone of Betpakdala: the black-bellied and white–bellied sandgrouse, pallas's sandgrouse, houbara bustard, the little bustard, demoiselle crane, sociable lapwing, the Eurasian stone-curlew.
There is a big variety of the representatives of the predatory birds, there also the owl, marsh owl, little owl. It is interesting to see the blue-whistling thrush, the white-browed tit-warbler, the Asian Paradise-flycatcher, the southern nightingale and a lot of other birds.
“Zhasulan and Co” was found in 1993 in Taraz. Nowadays it is the firm of many sectors, which occupies with the pharmaceutical activity and flower business.
In 2009 “Zhasulan-Flora” the new firm was created, in order to improve the management and marketing of the produced production. It is consists of:
-“Zimniy sad” the super modern hothouse in Taraz, its total area is 2500 km square, the house plants are cultivated in accordance with the Dutch technology there;
-“Zhetybay” the agro complex in Bayzak district, its total area is 47 hectares. There are 21 winter and 35 summery greenhouses and the nursery–garden for the decorative shrubberies, which are adapted to the planting. The capacity of the agro complex is almost 10 million flowers and herbs, which are cultivated per the season.
The ruins of Akyrtas are situated in the distance of 40 km to the east of the modern Taraz. There are the enormous boulders of the red sand, which jut out the ground and group in the separate lines, the experienced eyes of the scientists can link the premises, columns, towers into the contours. They astonished the devotees of the antiquity, who had seen the big amount of the wonderful views. The spacious territiory, on which the red stone blocks are scattered, is the evidence of the construction’s grand size. The imagination draws the castle, the walls of which rise high into the air.