Bangkok, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi and Beijing amaze travelers – we invite you to travel to hospitable Asia with Air Astana.
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Bangkok is a modern metropolis that differs from the rest of Thailand in much the same way as Moscow differs from Russia. Bangkok is not only a city of tuk-tuk and Buddhist temples, but also a hub of art centers, galleries and the best restaurants. The Royal Palace, Old Town and floating markets distract from modern skyscrapers and carry over centuries ago. Don’t forget to take an Instagram photo at the hotel’s rooftop pool. In Bangkok, there are about a dozen such hotels with sky pools. Sky bars are another high-rise entertainment so popular in Bangkok. The best views are from Banyan Tree Bangkok, Above Eleven and Baiyoke Sky II. The most convenient way to fly to Bangkok is Air Astana – the best airline in Central Asia and India according to Skytrax. Air Astana offers flights to Bangkok from major Russian cities – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Tyumen and Kazan. With Air Astana, you can fly to most of the major European and Asian cities from Almaty and Astana – Hong Kong, Beijing, Dubai, Delhi, Istanbul, Tbilisi, Baku, Frankfurt, London and two dozen other destinations.
Delhi is one of the most colorful Asian cities, which can repel, or can fall in love with itself forever. It is a huge metropolis where the poorest and richest people in India live together. The bazaars of Delhi are buzzing from morning to night, traders offer all kinds of goods, fruits, sweets and flowers, the aroma of spices and incense is heard from all sides. Be sure to check out Khari Baoli, Asia’s largest spice market, more than four hundred years old. There are countless places of interest in Delhi. Lal Qila – the majestic palace of the emperors, Humayun’s tomb, Red Fort, Qutub Minar – the world’s tallest minaret, attract travelers with its mysterious architecture and oriental flavor. For walks, choose the main streets of the city or parks. For example, Lodi Gardens or the Garden of Five Senses are well-groomed parks in the middle of a bustling city where you can take a break and enjoy blooming flower beds and green vegetation.
Delhi is a distant land. To travel to the capital of India in even more comfort, use Air Astana’s MyUpgrade system. What’s the point: 48 hours before departure, you can apply for an upgrade from economy to business on an airplane. If you’re lucky, you can travel in Business Class. This program is valid on all Air Astana flights. Details on the link.
Another interesting city in Asia is Kuala Lumpur. The capital of Malaysia is not well suited for walking, but it is very convenient to get around by car on wide highways. At night, Kuala Lumpur flickers with the lights of skyscrapers – don’t forget to take a selfie with the 88-story Petronas Towers. The towers also have observation decks, on the 45-46th floors and on the 86th, which offer views of the entire city. Another unusual city object in Kuala Lumpur is the National Mosque. Unlike the usual old mosques, this temple looks airy and modern.
Non-Muslims can only go inside during certain hours. For a true equatorial forest, head to Kanching Rainforest, with waterfalls and tropical greenery. In Kuala Lumpur, there is a great chance to sample all possible Asian cuisine – from Malay to Chinese, and gorge on jackfruits and mangoes grown throughout the country.
By the way, together with Air Astana you have a chance to stay in Almaty on the way to Malaysia. For transit passengers traveling through Astana or Almaty with a connection for more than 10 hours, Air Astana offers the Stopover Holidays service. It includes hotel accommodation (3-5 stars), breakfast and transfer from and to the airport. All this will cost you just $ 1. Air Astana helps you set off on a real adventure, don’t miss it!
In the capital of Korea, skyscrapers rise above Buddhist temples, and as many as five ancient palaces are still preserved in the old city center. Seoul’s most famous palaces are Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung with their Secret Garden. Changdeokgung is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – you’ll love it! A huge national park is perfect for a break from the bustle of the city – it is located right within the city and can be reached by metro. By the way, if you have long wanted to travel in business class, the capital of Korea is ideal for this. Air Astana has cut prices for business class flights to Seoul and five other cities: Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Hong Kong and Beijing. On a long-haul flight, you will not have to be bored: each passenger in both service classes has individual entertainment systems with films, music and games available. On board without individual screens, a streaming broadcasting system (KCTV Streaming) is installed. To connect, you need to download the free Air Astana KCTV application to your smartphone or tablet in advance. After the climb, all programs and entertainment systems will be available on their own gadgets, including laptops. Noise isolation headphones are available in both classes of service for adults and children. We recommend stocking up on a gadget charger. If you fly in business class for more than 3 hours, you will be offered a personal tablet.
Beijing is the best place to feel the ancient Chinese culture, see with your own eyes the ancient palaces, the Great Wall of China and find out if socialism really flourishes in the country. Beijing has a huge number of palaces – old and not very old. The Forbidden City of Beijing is one of the most famous palace complexes in the world – along with Versailles and Buckingham Palaces, the White House in the United States and the Moscow Kremlin. On a huge area, 90 palaces of various sizes were built in the same Chinese style. If you want to travel to Beijing of the past centuries, leave the central streets and go to hutongs, old city alleys. Now these are clean streets filled with shops, bars and low-rise residential buildings. You can walk along the Great Wall of China an hour’s drive from Beijing – this is a section of the wall called Badaling. Local guides will tell the interesting story of the longest wall in the world, which stretches over 9 thousand kilometers in the northern regions of China. And Air Astana has the most convenient connections to Beijing and back every day both through Almaty and through Astana.
5 more reasons to choose Air Astana for your travels:
- Air Astana has a 4-star rating by Skytrax and the winner of the Regional Asian Carrier nomination of the global travel site TripAdvisor in 2018;
- Air Astana was named the best airline in Central Asia and India by Skytrax in 2018 for the seventh time in a row;
- modern aircraft fleet – Boeing 767/757, Airbus A320 / A320NEO family, Embraer 190;
- delicious and varied meals on board, the ability to choose a special meal;
- travel kits for everyone who flies longer than 3 hours;
The East is waiting for you!