Places to Visit in Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, Asia
Arkalyk is sited on the Asian continent in the northern region of the country, Kazakhstan. The place falls under the Kostanay Province. Arkalyk is situated at a distance of 670 km from the capital city, Astana and is 480 km from Kostanay. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 50014’53” N and 66055’40” E and has an area of 722 km2.
Weather of Arkalyk:
During summer season the average temperature is 270C and in winter temperature drops to -230C.
History of Arkalyk:
The place Arkalyk came live with the findings of various mineral deposits in most parts of the region by geologists and investors in the year 1956. In the 1960, Arkalyk was under the Soviet control. People from neighboring region settled in Arkalyk. Arkalyk was first declared a city and later it formed the center of Torghay area in the year 1971. The year 1980, saw various industrial establishment open up in the region apart from mining companies. The region’s economy started booming. However its economic situation was not as best when compared with the other regions. The fact was that majority of the areas in Arkalyk was used for farming. To tackle with this issue, the region was divided and merged with Aqmola and Kostanai region. However the situation did not improve. The Turgay province was again formed in the year 1989 with Arkalyk once again the provinces city. During the period, 1993 to 1994 the city’s economic condition began to worsen. Once again the province was divided and merged with Akmola and Kostanai regions in the year 1997. At present there is huge unemployment in the region.
People & Culture of Arkalyk:
Populace of Arkalyk speaks Kazakh and the official language of the country. Singing, dancing and various forms of games are the integral part of the country and majority of the populace in Arkalyk follows Islam religion followed by Christianity. Mining is the main occupation in this region.
Tourist Places in Arkalyk:
Most of the tourist destinations are located close to the capital city of Kazakhstan is as follows:
- Ishim River Waterfront
- Astana Central National Mosque
- Roman Catholic Cathedral
- Bayterek Tower
- Presidential center of Culture
- The S. Seifullin Museum
- Churh of Constantine and Helena
- Green Mosque Fence
Means of Commutation to Arkalyk:
Arkalyk has well developed road transportation facilities and tourists can avail the intercity bus services to get around the city and there are bus services to neighboring provinces as well.
Arkalyk is well connected by railways to neighboring cities and towns in Kazakhstan. There are regular train services from Arkalyk railway station to places like Derzhavinsk and Esil.
Arkalyk is served by Arkalyk Airport, located at the distance of 9 kms from the city which operates domestic flights to Astana and few other cities in Kazakhstan.
Accommodation Options at Arkalyk:
Arkalyk is small and developing city in Kazakhstan and there are few hotels in city and other prominent hotels are located at the distance of 10 to 20 kms from the city which cost from $ 15 to $ 200 and above per day and provide facilities like LCD flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea, cable television, mini-bar, refrigerator, room service and more and provides spa facilities like massage, facials, body treatment and beauty service. Some of the hotels in and around Arkalyk are listed here below:
- Medeu Hotel, Kostanay
- Tobo Hotel, Kostanay
- Medey, Kostanay
- Hotel Aristan, Rudnyy
- Celinnaya Hotel, Kostanay
- Aidana Plaza Hotel, Kostanay
- Akkol Hotel, Kostanay
- Rabat Hotel, Kostanay
- Kostanay Tourist Hotel, Kostanay