If you are in Astana and find yourself surrounded by footpaths, little alleys, new modern buildings and you can see the capital’s main architectural symbols, you’re probably on Nurzhol Boulevard. This landmark in the open air is the central axis for Astana’s architectural riches.
The boulevard runs from the presidential residence Ak Orda to the Khan Shatyr shopping and entertainment center. At the center of the boulevard the Bayterek monument is located, while along its length the administrative buildings of the most important state bodies and private companies are found. These important institutions include the Government, Senate, Majilis, Supreme Court, House of Ministries, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Communications, KazMunayGaz, Kazakh Railways, the State Archives, and the National Library.
The pedestrian area is adorned with beautiful flower-bordered paths with benches, as well as a number of fountains, each of which has its own individual design and unique appearance.