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The hill the mast stands on is the highest point of the city of Almaty at 1100 metres and the mast itself is 350 meters tall. The viewpoint from Kok-tobe is well worth a visit with panoramic views of the city in all directions. A cable car ride is a really good way to the top of Kok-tobe Hill and see the view of surrounding mountains, the start of which is located close to the Hotel Kazakhstan. The cable car goes over some of the oldest parts of Almaty and its interesting to see the old fruit growing gardens.
There is a charge for both the cable car and also, if you chose to walk up it.
An added attraction to the area around the mast is a recreation and amusement park, with restaurants and cafes. Generally, a good place for a family day out or walk with a view. A really good place also to go in the evening to view the city lights.
Take the cable car from the bottom of the mountain near near Hotel kazakhstan.
Hotel kazakhstan is based at the bottom of the mountain
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