The dramatic Charyn Canyon is three hours’ drive from Almaty in southern Kazakhstan. Photo: Jamie Carter

Five reasons to see Kazakhstan – caviar, kebabs, a grand canyon, and its weirdly futuristic capital among them

Central Asia’s biggest country is full of pleasant surprises, whether it’s visiting ancient underground mosques, or admiring futuristic architecture, there’s something for everyone

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The dramatic Charyn Canyon is three hours’ drive from Almaty in southern Kazakhstan. Photo: Jamie Carter
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Jamie Carter

Jamie Carter

Jamie has been writing about travel, technology and astronomy for SCMP.com for almost a decade. He's visited over 60 countries, picking up travel hacks and tech tips along the way. However, he's usually in search of wilderness and dark skies to indulge his joint interests of photography and stargazing. Astronomy and travel clash in his latest venture, WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com