More Than Half a Million People Visited “Baiterek” in 2018
“Astana-Baiterek” monument is a symbol of the capital of Kazakhstan and the main attraction of the city. Tourists and guests of Astana do not miss the opportunity to see a beautiful view of the left bank at a height and, therefore, it is the most visited site.
According to official data, 584 465 people made excursions to Baiterek in 2018. The most visited period was during summer months: the largest number of guests, i.e. 106 902 people, was recorded in July. In August, “Baiterek” was attended by about 97 thousand visitors, and there were more than 78 thousand visitors in June. At the same time, over 2 000 people visited the attraction as a part of 150 official delegations.
“Baiterek” monument was established in 2002. The height of the structure is 100 meters, and 105 meters with a ball that crowns the structure. The diameter of the ball is 22 meters.
It is worth noting that the record number of visitors was accounted for the period of holding EXPO-2017 International Specialized Exhibition in Astana. Back then, the monument was visited by more than 500 thousand people within six months during the period from June to December 2017.