Turkestan, KZ in February

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Jonesy
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Turkestan, KZ in February

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I'll hopefully be heading from Almaty to Aktau in mid-Feb and want to break the long train ride with one stopover. I was thinking of Shymkent or Turkestan. Has anyone any recommendations or tips for visiting either of these places in what I expect will be a cold and not very busy time? (I'm not scared of the cold - I used to live in Xinjiang! :mrgreen: )
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Between the 2, for a 1 day stop, I would definitely go to Turkestan and check the mausoleum there. Not much worth checking in downtown Shymkent in my opinion.
Have a fun rail trip !
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Re: Turkestan, KZ in February

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LeTapir wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2023 3:50 pm
Between the 2, for a 1 day stop, I would definitely go to Turkestan and check the mausoleum there. Not much worth checking in downtown Shymkent in my opinion.
Have a fun rail trip !
Thanks bud, thought that would be the case. Shymkent didn't look to have much going for it after a brief google search, especially in mid-February.
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