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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 Passat 2.137 m (7,011 ft) above the sea level and Alatajsky Pass, at 1.792 m (5,879 ft).

Alatajsky Pass

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.

Pereval Maydantal

Pereval Maydantal is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.544m (11,627ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The climb is a series of narrow zigzags, with some impressive drops to the valley below.

M32 (Aral-Highway)

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 part of the European Route 8, is asphalt, gravel, and sand.

A27

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

Pereval Chunkur

Pereval Chunkuris an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.111m (10,206ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

A344

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

Underground Mosque of Sacred Beket Ata

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.

Kosmostantsiya

The Tian-Shan astronomical observatory and Space Station of the Physical and Technical Institute (known as Kosmostantsiya) is an observatory at an elevation of 3.381m (11,092ft) above the sea level, located in Kazakhstan.

Burkhatskiy Pass

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.

Pereval Ketmen'

Pereval Ketmen' is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.037m (9,963ft) above the sea level, located in Almaty Region, in south-eastern Kazakhstan, near the Chinese border.

Pereval Chon-Kokkiya

Pereval Chon-Kokkiya is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.790m (9,153ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Pereval Ozernyy

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.




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