The Baiterek Tower, Astana

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Bayterek, is a monument and observation tower in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. A tourist attraction popular with foreign visitors and native Kazakhs alike, it is emblematic of the city, which became capital of the country in 1997.DesignThe monument is meant to embody a folktale about a mythical tree of life and a magic bird of happiness: the bird, named Samruk, had laid its egg in the crevice between two branches of a poplar tree.The 105 m tall structure rises from a wide flat base within a raised plaza. It consists of a narrow cylindrical shaft, surrounded by white branch-like girders that flare out near the top, supporting a gold-mirrored 22 m diameter sphere. The base contains a ticket booth and exhibition space, with two lifts rising within the shaft to the observation deck within the 'egg'. Entrances to the monument are sunk below eye level, reached by stairs from the surrounding plaza. (It's somewhat similar to the 1982 World's Fair Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN, USA.(266 ft. Tall)(2006
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  • Since there are several skyscrapers in Astana, it's not a special place. Most of the buildings are even higher than the Tower. You can take the escalator to climb the tower.  more »
  • If anyone would like to see the city from the observation deck it's a solution. Powaliło me because the city itself is crappy quasi. Entry fee. At the top of the miserable Café.
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  • If you are in Astana, neobíďte Baiterek Tower. I certainly won't miss it, is at the center of the new part of the city to the State of the art (g) 5. The entrance fee for adults are the equivalent of less than 2 euros, you can get up on the floor by the elevator, where there is a café, where the Mainland is a beautiful view of the whole city. If you step foot on the floor above, you come to the stand, on which there is a golden imprint of the hand of the Kazakh President n. Nazarbajeva. You can thus bring with him a hand ...:-)
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  • Nice place for tourists. You can enjoy small art gallery at ground floor. And enjoy the view at the top!
  • The Bayterek Tower is the symbol of power in the grandiose though somewhat artificial governmental and presidential areas of Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan. It is very much worthwhile to visit the tower to the top - not only does it afford great views of the surroundings, but one can also fit ones hand into the hand print of the great leader.
  • That's obligatory point to visit in Astana. I visited Bayterek Tower in the middle of January, weekday, middle of the day. No queues, just a few people on the top, access 700 KZT (on 22.01.2018). Small shop with snacks and hot drinks at the top. Be prepared for security control at the entrance. Very nice views on the Astana, but if you wish to take a good photo (if you are pro photographer for example), yellow color of dome's glass will not help you.
  • Almost impressive but this tower has something, I don't know, artificial? It seems that it isn't from this place, it don't belongs to this space, it hasn't a connection with the tradition, history, culture and so on from Astana, from Kazakhstan. Maybe it was an architectural mistake? Even the tower is a masterpiece, of course...
  • Spectacular tower with great views. I wish the golden windows would be better to see through.
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