The port city with magnificent background, beautiful Caspian landscape and many mysterious stories
Aktau is the administrative center of Mangistau region in the West of Kazakhstan, located on peninsula Mangyshlak. Tourists come to Aktau for a tour around famous landscapes of Mangyshlak peninsula and Ustyurt plateau, to see ancient settlement and architectural monuments, to get closer with the nature world of this land, to see rare birds, to go fishing and swimming in Caspian sea. There are beaches provided in Aktau and its suburbs (southern part). Many hotels and rest houses are open for tourists, they form the cottage settlements. Beach season is from May to September, water temperature at this time is within +22 +24°C. One of the most favorable beach place is the bay Kendirli, located 250 km to the south from Aktau. In perspective, the advanced resort area will be built here. Mangistau region attracts many fishermen. Caspian sea breeds sturgeons (beluga, sturgeon, starry sturgeon), salmon, common kilka, roach, gray mullet, European carp, pike perch and pigfish. Aktau offers tours around the region. First of all, these are the trips to natural sights of the region. One of the deepest world depressions Karagiye is located 50 away from Aktau, in eastern part of Mangyshlak plateau.
Besides natural region sights, tourists are offered the educational trips to the history monuments. In Mangistau region, on Ustyurt plateau, there is one of the most respected by Muslims religious place of Kazakhstan – the underground mosque Beket-Ata.