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The Kazakh Eli Monument is a 91 m tall white marble column commemorating Kazakhstan's declaration of independence in 1991.
The Kazakh Eli Monument is a 91 m tall white marble column commemorating Kazakhstan's declaration of independence in 1991. It has a mythical golden bird Samruk on top, symbolizing the aspirations of the Kazakh people for further development and prosperity. The pedestal has niches with bronze bas-reliefs depicting the First President and Kazakh people, Bravery, Creativity and Future. Behind it is a marble colonnade of 28 9-m high columns, beyond which is the Unity ensemble of 11 sculptures.
The Palace of Independence hosts official state events, political gatherings and business meetings
The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation is a 77 m high white glass and steel pyramidal building with a blue peak that houses educational facilities, a national center for Kazakhstan's various geographical and ethnic groups, and a 1,500-seat opera house
Shabyt is a palace of arts situated next to the landmark Kazakh Eli monument
The iconic Bayterek Tower is a 105 m tall observation tower and monument symbolizing a Kazakh legend in which the mythical bird Samruk lays a golden egg in its nest on a tall tree of life
The Nur-Astana Mosque on the left bank of the Ishim river is the second largest mosque in Central Asia, capable of accomodating 7000 worshippers