«Life is given once, and it should be lived in Shymkent»
— Nursultan Nazarbayev said during one of his visits to the South Kazakhstan region
Welcome to Shymkent!
The city of Shymkent is the administrative center of the South Kazakhstan region, located in the picturesque foothills of the Tien Shan, lying at the intersection of the caravan roads of the Great Silk Road. The city where, contrary to Rudyard Kipling's opinion, East and West met, where the spirit of a thousand years of antiquity harmoniously intertwines with the breath of the metropolis. The city where you want to return…
Sights of the region