Situated in the middle of historical corridors of the Silk Roads, Kazakhstan is a fascinating trans-continental country, mainly located in Central Asia with a smaller part west of the European Ural river.

A country of mountain peaks, glaciers, deserts, canyons, clear lakes and rivers, Kazakhstan is home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, three cultural and two natural.

They include the Saryaka plains, famous for its birdwatching, Tamgaly, home to 5,000 rock carvings and the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi  which, although incomplete, dates back to 1405 and provides a fascinating glimpse into the architectural style of the time.