Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity projects

The young generation is learning about the sacred sites of Kazakhstan during excursions to the natural and cultural sites of Kazakhstan. The trips are held as part of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program. A group of young tourists visited an ancient Ak-Bauyr Complex in Eastern Kazakhstan. The unique site attracts thousands of tourists. The site is famously known as the Kazakh Stonehenge. There are ancient astronomical platform and rock paintings preserved at the site.

YURIY ZAVALISHIN, STUDENT:

 - I liked the trip because we communicate a lot with other travellers. The active lifestyle makes me more cheerful.

The young tourists said they wanted to visit more sacred sites in the region. The unique program helps the young generation to learn more about the local culture and history.

People around the world will have the opportunity to learn more about the attractions of Kazakhstan with the new interactive map of historical and cultural sites. The electronic map of Kyzylorda region will include sites inscribed in the Tentative List of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The project will be completed by November. It will be published in a 3D format on websites of institutions for the safeguarding of historical and cultural sites.

GALYMZHAN SADYKOV, SENIOR STAFF, INSTITUTION FOR SAFEGUARDING MONUMENTS:

 - As for the Interactive Map project, we have completed the field works so far. We performed digital filming of the sites in all seven districts of the region. The work on the creation of 3D models and a database for every historical and cultural site is being completed. According to the plan, we are currently performing mapping works.

Meanwhile, QR codes signs will be installed at all sites of the region.
Using the matrix barcodes, mobile application users will get detailed information about any of 150 historical and cultural sites of the region on the spot. Both projects are being implemented as part of the Digital Kazakhstan program.