Places to Visit in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, Asia

Places to Visit in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, Asia

Aktobe is sited on the Asian continent in the country, Kazakhstan towards the west. The place was once known by the name Shevchenko. Aktobe falls under the Aktobe Province and also forms the center of operation for the province. When translated to English the word Aktobe means “White Hill” indicating the heights were inhabited by man in the 19th century. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 50017’0” N and 57010’0” E and covers an area of 400 km2. Aktobe is situated 219 meters above the sea level.


History of Aktobe:

The Aktobe region, over time, bared witness to the rise and fall of various Empires and Cultures that once existed. After the construction of a fort within the Province during the year 1869, the region experienced the arrival of various settlements in and around Aktobe with people from other places migrating to this area. In the 19th and 20th century, Aktobe became a well civilized place. Technology such as the railway links were formed in the region before the onset of World War I. The place began to boom even as the war continued.

Aktobe city was almost brought to rubbles by the events that place, in the year 1905, during the Russian Revolution. The Bolshevik revolutionaries took the city under their control in the year 1918 on 8th January and restored peace. Because of the railway link in Aktobe the region played an important role in the Russian Civil War during the period from 25th October 1917 to 29th October 1922 between the Red army and White opponents.


Tourist Places in Aktobe:  

Aktobe Regional Museum:

Aktobe Regional Museum is located in the middle of the city that was established in the year 1929 under the local regional lores and museum displays the history and culture of Aktobe.



Planetarium is located 5 kms away from city center which was established in the year 1967 to educate the populace of the region about astronomy, space and natural study.


Nurdaulet Mosque:

Nurdaulet Mosque is located in the middle of the city is bounded by major indoor shopping centers and Nurdaulet Mosque is one of the major mosques in the city with the historical significance.


Other Places to visit in Aktobe:

  • T Akhtanov Drama Theater
  • Aktobe Regional Planetarium
  • S Pushkin Retro-Park
  • Central Recreation Park
  • Water-Green Boulevard (Unity and Agreement Boulevard)
  • Nickolas Cathedral

Means of Commutation to Aktobe:

Aktobe is well connected to places within the province and neighboring regions. There is an international road connecting Aktobe to Russia and tourists can board buses from various cities to reach Aktobe city and to get around the city tourists can avail taxi services.

Aktobe is served by Aktobe railway station to places within Kazakhstan and there are regular train services from Aktobe railway station to places like Almaty, Astana, Atyrau and Aktau. There are also cross-border train services to countries like Kyrgyzstan, Moscow and Uzbekistan

Aktobe is served by Aktobe Airport located at the distance of 6.5 kms from middle of the city and caters to flights arriving and departing to and from places across the border such as Armenia, Moscow and Azerbaijan and major cities within the country such as Almaty, Atyrau, Astana and Aktau.


Accommodation Options at Aktobe:

Aktobe has few good accommodation facilities to the visitors visiting the city from various parts of the world. Hotels in Aktobe provides all the major facilities like air cooler, swimming pools, spa, and various other facilities and hotels in Aktobe may range from $ 15 to $ 200 and above per day. Some of the hotels in Aktobe are listed below:

  • Dastan Hotel Aktobe
  • Aray Hotel
  • Albion Hotel Complex
  • Flamingo Hotel
  • Amsterdam Hotel
  • Best Eastern Albion
  • Aktobe Hotel
  • Sultan Hotel

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