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Shymkent Map, Kazakhstan

If you feel like you need some help to find your way in your destination city, you are in the right place. This Shymkent Map will certainly help you to seek out the best restaurants, clubs and sights in town. You want to know what is the best place for a walk? Or what you should be watching out for during your visit? Learn more about the best things to do in the city reading our travel tips and then get around in Shymkent with Travelgrove's map. While searching for places, you can also check some cheap flights or deals or you can take a look at our user's galleries about the city. We hope you will find our city map of Shymkent useful. Enjoy your trip and come back to share your travel experience about Shymkent!

Shymkent History

Shymkent is still a very industrial city, with lead mines and a medium sized oil refinery.  However, problems within the government have led to Kazakhstan, along with Kyrgyzstan and Belarus, signing an economic pact with Russia in 1996. In 1999, as Kazakhstan's economy grew steadily worse.  The Kazakhstan government agreed to sell some of its shares in the Tengiz oil field.  In Sept., 2003, Kazakhstan, Russia,... read more

Shymkent Nightlife

As far as food is concerned, the staples are here:  Meat, rice, pasta, and potatoes.  Vegetarians take heed, as most of the food will be cooked in meat stock.  Some of the more recommended dishes are:  Manty (steamed dumplings with meat and onions), Laghman (a noodle soup), Plov (fried rice, carrots, meat, tomatoes), Shashlyk (roasted meat chunks served on a skewer with flatbread), and Beshbarmak (flat, wide... read more

Shymkent Travel Guide

For the best airfare cost, consider flying through Moscow. Some airlines offer flights direct to Shymkent, but this is definitely the cheapest route to go. This not your normal vacation destination spot, but is a great way to experience the culture and history of this city. read more

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