Places to Visit in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, Asia

Places to Visit in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, Asia

Ust-Kamenogorsk also known as Oskemen is sited on the Asian continent in the country, Kazakhstan towards East in East Kazakhstan province. The city, Oskemen forms the capital of this province. Oskemen city is at a distance of 955 km from the countries capital city, Astana. East Kazakhstan province spans over an area of 283,300 km2 and Oskemen city spans over an area of 540 km2. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 49059’ N and 82037’ E.


Climate in Ust-Kamenogorsk:

During summer season the average temperature is 290C and in winter temperature drops to -140C.


History of Ust-Kamenogorsk:

Ust-Kamenogorsk was established in the year 1720 on the banks of the river Ulba and fort was established in the region by Russian Emperor Peter the Great. Later in the year army of Russian constructed the new forts at the meeting point of two rivers Ulba and Irtysh and named as Kamennaya Fortress. Ust-Kamenogorsk was the capital of Semipalatinsk Oblast in the year 1868 and first hydroelectric plant was developed in the city by Georgy Malenkov. During the Soviet Rule city developed into major mining and metallurgical center. During the war the city was closed for the outsiders, as it was home for various rare minerals.


Food, People & Culture of Ust-Kamenogorsk:  

Languages spoken by the people at Oskemen are Kazakh and Russian and Kazakh is the official language of the country. Singing, sports, drama and dancing forms an integral part of the country.

Number of restaurants and food joints are located in the city which serves both continental and non-continental cuisines at reasonable prices.


Tourist Places in Ust-Kamenogorsk:

Kiin Kerish:

Kiin Kerish is located nearly 15 kms away from the city and tourists can view the crust of multicolored mainly red clay and various names are given to this place like ‘City of Spirits’ and ‘Martine Landscape’ is visited by number of tourists throughout the year.



Beluha is a mountain located in East Kazakhstan is one of the natural monuments and the highest peak of Altai and mountain is bounded by stunning view of the surrounding which is visited by thousands of the tourists throughout the year.


Other Places to visit in Ust-Kamenogorsk:

  • Masjid Quda
  • Orthodox Church
  • Strelka


Means of Commutation to Ust-Kamenogorsk:

Oskemen has roadways connecting to places within Kazakhstan. There are long distance buses from Oskemen to places within Kazakhstan such as Pavlador, Almaty and Astana. There are even cross-border buses commuting passengers to places within Russia and China.

Inter city transportation is facilitated by buses and taxis.

Oskemen is well connected by railways to places within Kazakhstan. There are daily train services from the Zashchita Railway Station to places within Kazakhstan such as Astana, Almaty, etc. There are also cross-border trains to countries like Russia.

Oskemen is well connected by air to few cities in Kazakhstan and  Oskemen Airport situated at the distance of 10 kms from the city and caters to flights arriving and departing to and from places like Almaty, Astana, Karagandy, Kyzlorda, Astana, KokShetau, Novosibirsk, Semey, Shymkent and St Petersburg.


Accommodation Options at Ust-Kamenogorsk:

Oskemen is situated close to mountainous region and one can come across hotels such as economy, budget, standard and luxury hotels offering various excellent services like laundry service, free breakfast, car on hire, 24 hours check in and out, etc. Rooms in such hotels are priced at $ 150 to $ 200 on daily basis. Budget hotels are also available with single rooms rented at $ 20 and double rooms rented at $ 70 and above per day and the list is as follows:

  • Hotel Nomad, Semey
  • Shiny River Hotel, Oskemen
  • Aigerim Hotel, Semey
  • Altay Hotel, Ridder
  • Binar Hotel, Semey
  • De Luxe Hotel, Oskemen
  • Irtysh Hotel, Oskemen
  • Beybars Hotel, Oskemen
  • City Hotel, Oskemen
  • Nurtau Hotel, Oskemen
  • BM Hotel, Semey
  • Port Fortune Hotel, Zyryanovsk
  • Triluxe Hotel, Semey

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