Borovoe: Kazakhstan’s Switzerland

Astana, Kazakhstan

Blessed with 14 crystal clear lakes surrounded by rocks, pinewood and coniferous forests, enjoy a short walk and take a boat trip as you learn about the famous Kazakh legends in this nature reserve.

Borovoe is a tranquil break from the busy Astana – where clean air, rocks of unusual forms, 14 crystal clear lakes and pine tree forests unfurl in their full glory. It was believed that when God created the world, He gave the area now known as Kazakhstan only arid steppe landscape. Answering the prayers of the people, the beautiful oasis of Borovoe – blanketed with lush green meadows and verdant forests – was then created. As your guide shares the folk tales surrounding this area, sail around the body of water and take a walk around the area.
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