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I checked online whether the building is open before taking a taxi there, it said its open, but when I arrived there I got a surprise: closed due to renovation. They could not tell me when it will open.
Had been looking forward to explore the "palace", but it was closed for 2 weeks without any further details. The information was only posted at the entrance, nowhere online, so all we could do was explore the pyramid from the outside (nothing special) and walk...More
To be honest in my opinion this building is not very attractive.
It's pyramide shape with no a lot of interest.
Maybe in the evening (I've seen in during the day) it become more interesting because it's lighted.
This place is created in shape of pyramid by famous architect Norman Foster like other buildings in Astana. Inside are different halls and monumental pictures with participate of person of president Nursultan Nasarbaev.
We had a tour guide take us round, there is a number of things to see. I like what the building stands for best, (peace and reconciliation) however didn't really feel that depicted in our visit around the inside.
In the bottom there is a...More
From the underground opera house to the top meeting room in the sky, this structure,quite common in shape, is very unusual in its use. The elevators/lifts move sideways following a slant.
Sitting for a short moment in one of the leather chairs arranged in a...More
This place seems so much larger inside than from the outside and our guide in English did an excellent job of explaining each area - the opera house, the large hall and of course the top table area. The doves in the glass up here...More
It is one of the important places for Kazakh folks. Worldly-wise person will find nothing there if he knows nothing about Kazakh's history. My personal opinion it should be seen. My score A for value not for architectural work.