Almaty - 1000-year-old city

A long caravan of loaded camels walked along the dusty roads of the ancient trade route called the Silk Road.

Trains with creaking wheels and loaded with goods were breaking through winding roads under the scorching sun and torrential rains.

Travelers, diplomats and traders were looking forward to see the city at the foot of the mountains with snow-white peaks.

Someone would find there a multilingual, motley, noisy bazaar, and someone would find the place for rest to move on. This ancient city was medieval Almaty.