5. Enjoy the sunset from Kok Tobe
All guests of the southern capital of Almaty are strongly recommended to visit Kok Tobe at evening time, before the sunset. At this time you can see three unforgettable pictures: evening Almaty, sunset, bright lights of the night Almaty. Kok Tobe Park has long been considered one of the symbols of the city of Almaty, it is located at an altitude of 1070 meters above sea level. Here you can climb on the cable car, which is located near the palace of the republic in the sand of Dostyk and Abay streets. At Kok Tobe you can find entertainment of any choice. Here are located: three view points, restaurants, a Ferris wheel, a mini zoo, monument to the rock group Beatles and an attraction for children. In 1972, a television tower with a height of 372 meters was built on Mount Kok Tobe. The idea of building the park belongs to the first secretary of the communist party of Kazakhstan, D. A. Kunaev. Construction began in 1965 with the construction of the lower cable car station. The main part of the construction took place with the participation of the Tbilisi engineers. The length of the cable car was 1620 meters. In 2014, the cable car was closed for renovation. and in 2016 a new cable car appeared.