Almaty is a unique city, the southern capital of Kazakhstan, literally translated "apple". Alma is an apple, tuy is to be born. The toponym can also be translated as "City of Apples". 

 

 

 

 

 

Almaty is picturesquely situated in the foothills of the Zailiyskiy Alatau - the most northern mountain range of the Tien Shan.

 

 

 

  The total area of ​​the city is more than 170 square kilometers. It is located in the valley of the Bolshaya and Malaya Almatinka rivers and their tributaries flowing from the glaciers of the Trans-Ili Alatau and mountain gorges.

 

 

Mountain rivers and lakes are the main source of water supply in Almaty. There are many waterfalls and hot radon and sulfur springs hidden in mountain gorges. Many spa resorts have been created around the springs. 

The outskirts of Almaty are part of the Ili-Alatau National Park. Wildlife reserves have been created on its territory - the habitat of many rare birds and animals listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. Among them are such species as the snow leopard, the image of which, by the way, adorns the emblem of the city of Almaty. The mountains are a favorite vacation spot for Almaty residents.

In winter they are attracted by sledging and skiing routes, and in summer by green flowering lawns. The Koktyube peak is easily accessible by cable car. 

 

 

  

 From here, from this picturesque place, which provides a full panorama of the "Southern Capital", you can observe with interest the life of a big city. Then you can go to one of their small cafes and taste delicious, appetizing dishes of Kazakh national cuisine.

 

 

The congress will be held in the city of Almaty, at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.