In the valley of Sayram river Shymkent city is located at the foothills of Ugam range. The city has the population of nearly 6,47,000 and it is a populated city.
According to the area, it is the third largest city of Kazakhstan. It connects to other important cities as it has the main railway junction.
For tourists, it is a nice place to visit and explore. The city has very famous bazaar which is a favourite destination of people for shopping. There are many famous parks in the city for children as well as for adults. Thus, different tours can be arranged for tourists like to the historical places, mountain tourism, hunting and fishing etc.