City in Kazakhstan
Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis, is set in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains.
It served as the country’s capital until 1997 and remains Kazakhstan’s trading and cultural hub. Landmarks
include the Central State Museum, displaying thousands of historic Kazakh artifacts. In the center is Panfilov
Park, home to the bright-yellow towers of Zenkov Cathedral, a tsarist-era Russian Orthodox church.