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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 was founded in the late 12th century and began as a resting point for travelers on the Great Silk Road.  As the village grew, it was destroyed several times by nomad attacks and once by Genghis Khan.  It was conquered by Mongols in the 13th century and was ruled by Khanates until Russia took over in 1730.  The village was rebuilt each time and was Kokand fortress until it was finally annexed by Russian in... read more

Shymkent Nightlife

Almost any type of drink is available in Shymkent, but some of the traditional beverages are:  Kvas (similar to root beer), Kumyran (fermented camel milk), and Kumiss (fermented mare milk).  You can find cheap alcoholic drinks at the astanovka, or corner shops.  These are open all day and night.  Simply knock on the door to wake the store keeper.  Kazakhstan is known worldwide for its cognac, but vodka is still... 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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