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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  • Cosy and lovely park to visit. Several cosy nooks to sit in and enjoy the Sun and the amazing atmosphere. Eat an ice-cream or new the cup of coffee in the many small stalls. Shopping centres in both ends of your walking trip.
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  • Wonderful experience, good view good price, friendly staff, very knowledgeable and hospitable.
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  • Symbol of the city this torch Tower is quite beautiful even if it is small. It is well located in a pretty urban perspective of the inner city of Astana.
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  • Spectacular tower with great views. I wish the golden windows would be better to see through. At the top you can put your hands in a mold of the hands of the president. More beautiful from the outside than the inside. Great place for a short visit.
  • Tower designed by the president himself to establish a base stone for construction of new city. Unique design referring the nest of the golden eagle with golden egg. One can view all city from the top of the nest.
  • The guide, who was standing there helped a lot to my guest! She was so kind to talk more about Baitetek, the Handprint and the Signatures of World Confessions. Thank you! I know it was under reconstruction, unfortunately, I didn't notice what exactly was "rewamped"
  • 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.
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