Bayterek Tower, Nur-Sultan

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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.
The 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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  • A good stop off for your instragram picture. It was a bit underwhelming other then that. Driving past it was probably enough.  more »
  • Nur -Sultan is an amazing place for architecture and fitness. A truly great place to ride a bicycle or go in a run! There is so much to see here. I was the only one in my group to visit the The...  more »
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  • Very nice place! Bayterek is a magnificent building, interesting for the city guests. You have an unforgettable experience!
  • Place to visit if you are in Astana. I like the construction from outside, very positive and light. Inside it is interesting too. Lift will take you up and you will enjoy the capital views. For sure there are some moments to be improved as cafe with better choose (could be nice to take coffee or fresh lemonade while enjoying views), stuff could be more friendly to visitors. But in general the place is nice and you will enjoy it. Recommended!

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