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Austrian Road

The Austrian Road, so-called because it was built by Austrian POW's during WW1 in 1915, is a marvel of engineering located in the Altai Mountains of East Kazakhstan. The road is 60km (5 hours) long and climbs several mountain passes, including Burkhatskiy Pass at 2.137 m (7,011 ft) above the sea level and Alatajsky Pass, at 1.792 m (5,879 ft).

 

Alatajsky Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.792 m (5,879 ft) above the sea level, located within the Katon-Karagaisky State National Nature Park, in East Kazakhstan. The pass is traversed by the Austrian Road.

 

M32 is a main highway in Kazakhstan, with a total length of 2,046km. The road starts in the border with Russia and after 40 hours driving, the road ends in the border with Kyrgyzstan. The surface of the road is asphalt, gravel, and sand.

 

Pereval Ozernyy is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.599m (11,807ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountains, on the Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan border.

A344

A344 is a spectacular drive through Kazakhstan linking the cities of Zhezkazgan and Kyzylorda. The road is 428km long, mostly unpaved.

 

A27 is a major route in Kazakhstan. An epic road trip linking the Russian border and Aktobe.

 

Burkhatskiy Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.137 m (7,011 ft) above the sea level, located within the Katon-Karagaisky State National Nature Park, in East Kazakhstan. The pass is traversed by the Austrian Road.

 

Located in the Mangystau Region of Kazakhstan the Underground Mosque of Sacred Beket Ata is a religious monument of architecture which dates back to the XVIII century.




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