Foreign journalist called Turkestan “hidden pearl” of Kazakhstan
Journalist of the Indonesia Tatler publication Liviani Cinthyana, who visited Kazakhstan within the press tour organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, thinks that Turkestan is the “hidden pearl” of Kazakhstan. Read more about the press tour in the review material of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
Eight foreign journalists specializing in culture, music, art and tourism visited Kazakhstan as part of the Rukhani Zhangyru program. The theme of the material and spiritual culture of Kazakhstanis and the tourism development were under a magnifying glass of foreign publications such as The Calvert Journal (Great Britain), Saga Magazine (Great Britain), AGIR (Italy), Agora Vox le media (France), Turystyka (Poland), Global Times (China), Indonesia Tatler (Indonesia), International Policy Digest (Korea).
The program of the journalists’ trip included visits to cultural and historical institutions, historical monuments and major tourist attractions of Astana, Almaty and Turkestan cities.
Astana – the capital of Kazakhstan
In Astana the journalists got acquainted with the elements of the traditional national culture of the Kazakh people and modernity.
According to them, they were impressed by playing Kazakh national musical instruments performed by the students of Kazakh National University of Arts.
At the Astana Opera theatre, they watched opera singers and orchestra’s practice with great satisfaction.
At the “Ballet Academy” – Kazakh National Choreography Academy, the journalists were presented the creativity of the young ballet dancers.
They also visited the Kazakhstan pavilion of the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017, the National Museum and the shopping and entertainment center Khan Shatyr.
During the visit to Turkestan, the journalists visited the ancient city of Otrar, the Mausoleums of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Gaukhar ana.
During the visit, the journalists met with Governor of Turkestan region Zhanseit Tuimebayev. He told the guests in detail about the special status of the city of Turkestan and the development of the region. The special cultural and educational program was prepared for the guests, demonstrating the life and traditions of the Kazakh people.
The program to Almaty included the visit to the State Museum of Arts named after A. Kasteyev, presentation of elements of the intangible cultural heritage, especially those that included in the UNESCO representative list, the Multimedia Center for Traditional Music, the center of artisans “Qazaq-Oner”.
Also the journalists visited the Charyn Canyon, Chimbulak and Koktobe.
The visit to Turkestan became the most memorable moment of the press tour for Indonesian journalist, L. Cinthyana.
“I will strongly urge all my friends and compatriots to visit this ancient city with amazing and exceptionally hospitable people”, she said.
Journalist from Poland Anna Klossovska told that every day of her stay in Kazakhstan was filled with pleasant surprises.
“I discovered for myself the rich and diverse culture and traditions of this multi-ethnic people. Western media often compare Astana with Dubai. But I would like to say that Astana is more than modern buildings. The city has its own soul, which can be seen in the decorations of facades with elements of traditional designs”, she noted.
Journalist of the British edition – The Calvert Journal, Nadia Beard, called this press tour an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the culture and historical heritage of the country.
“During this trip we saw not only the diversity of culture of the Kazakhstanis, but also the diverse landscape and architecture. In general, I think it was nice to see the new, old and traditional”, the British journalist summed up.
The current third press tour, carried out within the framework of the project “Modern Kazakhstan culture in the global world”, is designed to promote the development of tourism and the overall image of Kazakhstan as a dynamically developing state.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050