The history of Temirtau as a city which was founded on the bank of the Nura river in the 1930’s is connected to the industry development and the natural resources exploration. According to geologists’, the location of Samarkandskiy settlement (the previous name of this city) could not give a better fit to be the future center of ferrous metallurgy. Right after the war, on October 1, 1945, Samarkandskiy settlement got city status and its new name, Temirtau. Now the name of the city, which means ‘iron mountain” from Kazakh, truly speaks for itself.
During World War II Temirtau was the place where a metallurgy plant was evacuated. Later it grew larger and got the name of Karagandy Metallurgy Plant — the main enterprise of the city to this day. It is also one of the largest metallurgy plants of full stroke in the world.
Tourists may find many interesting things here: both city’s industrial giants and its rather well preserved old part, as well as the Museum of Local Lore, winter garden and recently opened Historico-Cultural Center of the First President.
Cost per person
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The above-mentioned prices include: all journeys according to tour program by all-wheel drive bus, services of a driver and an English-speaking guide-interpreter, entrance tickets.
The program of the tour might be changed due to the force majeure circumstances, including (but not limited to):
– official prohibitions on visiting specially protected areas (national parks, reserves, sanctuaries, etc.) due to epizootics or epidemics, fire-setting and other reasons;
– official prohibitions on visiting sites, located in the territory of the former Semipalatinsk nuclear test site and Kurchatov town, Saryshagan test site, Baikonur city and Cosmodrome site, and other areas with limited access;
– cancellation/postponement of plane, train and other transfers;
– extreme weather conditions (steppe fire, snowstorms, lasting rainstorms, etc.) and its consequences (washed out roads, snow drifts, damaged bridges, etc.);
– traffic restrictions (closures);
– other natural and administrative circumstances beyond the control of the company “Nomadic Travel Kazakhstan”.