Shymkent is a city in Kazakhstan. It is near the border with Uzbekistan. It is one of three Kazakh cities which have the status equal to that of a region (the city of republican significance). It is the third most populous city in Kazakhstan, behind Almaty and Nur-Sultan, with an estimated population of 1,002,291 as of June 1, 2018. According to regional and city officials, the million resident of Shymkent was born on 17 May 2018. It is a regional cultural centre.
Shymkent is situated 690 kilometres (430 mi) west of Almaty and 1,483 kilometres (920 mi) south of Nur-Sultan. It is also 120 kilometres (75 mi) to the north of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Shymkent features a continental Mediterranean climate with hot, relatively dry summers and cold winters. Winters here are noticeably warmer than in more northerly cities like Almaty and Nursultan, with the mean monthly temperature during the city’s coldest month (January) averaging around −1 °C (30.2 °F). Winter snowfalls are common, although rainfall during that season occurs mixed in with that. Shymkent averages just under 600 millimetres (23.62 in) of precipitation annually.
Shymkent has throughout its 2200-year history been under many different cultural influences of its controlling civilizations. Shymkent serves as the Cultural Capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2020.
Shymkent is home city of FC Ordabasy.
Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium
Kazhymukan Munaitpasov is a multi-purpose stadium in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 people.
The stadium is named after Kazhymukan Munaitpasov, a Kazakh wrestler and repeated World Champion in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium is the main stadium in the city. It is the base of FC Ordabasy.
Pitch size: 110 x 70 m
Accomodation in Shymkent
Rixos Khadisha Shymkent 5*****
Recommended for the Teams, VIPs’ accommodation
Distance to the Shymkent airport – 11 km (22 min)
Distance to Stadium – 1,5 km (4 min)
Rixos Khadisha Shymkent competently blends history, culture and quality at Shymkent, one of the most welcoming and beautiful cities in Southern Kazakhstan, offering a unique world that unites comfort with elegance in its rooms, suites, restaurants, SPA and meeting rooms.
This luxury hotel features the best accommodation options in the city with its 177 rooms including 7 family suites, 7 luxury suites, a royal suite and the presidential suite. Nearly all the rooms come with a balcony facing the panorama of the city.
Rixos Khadisha Shymkent blends local tastes and world cuisines with style and luxury.
The Kazakhasia Pan Asian restaurant offers a sophisticated menu and an international wine list in a fashionable atmosphere. The Olivia Italian fine dining restaurant offers a reinterpretation of the delicious traditional Italian cuisine.
White Horse is the place where you can enjoy excellent cocktails and special drinks, appetizers, tea assortments as well as the largest choice of whiskeys in town accompanied by live music in a friendly and cosy atmosphere every weekend. The Atrium Café & Bar/Lobby Lounge is the perfect spot to relax after a tiring day and unwind with friends while enjoying apéritifs.
The 2200sqm-large spa offers an extensive range of treatments and includes VIP Spa suite, seven massage rooms, Turkish hammam, swimming pool, sauna and steam bath, SPA Vitamin bar, Vichy shower room, snow room, Aerobics room, Kickboxing room and Techno Gym Fitness Centre with state of the art equipment.
Hosting the most prestigious events from gala parties to corporate meetings and business conferences in Shymkent, Rixos Khadisha Shymkent offers over 1,100 square meters of functional space, including the Rixos Grand Ballroom, VIP meeting hall and four meeting rooms.
Kainar Hotel 5*****
Recommended for the VIPs’ accommodation
Distance to the Shymkent airport – 15,1 km (25 min)
Distance to Stadium – 7,8 km (14 min)
Offering indoor pool, a spa and wellness centre, Kainar Hotel is located at the highest point of Shymkent. Free Wi-Fi access is available.
Rooms are decorated in classic style and come with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a minibar. The private bathrooms include a hairdryer and bathrobes. Some rooms have a lake and a garden views.
At Kainar Hotel guests will find a la carte restaurant and a fitness centre. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including horse riding.
Canvas Hotel Shymkent 4****
Recommended for the Team’s, VIPs’ accommodation
Distance to the Shymkent airport – 10,5 km (22 min)
Distance to Stadium – 1,8 km (6 min)
Located 3 km from Shymkent Old Town district, this hotel features an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Guests are offered a sauna and rooms with air conditioning.
All the elegant room at Canvas Hotel Shymkent are decorated in neutral colours and come with a kettle. Slippers and a hairdryer are provided in the bathrooms.
Canvas’s modern restaurant serves both European and Lebanese cuisine. Drinks and cocktails are offered at the on-site bar.
Guests of Canvas Hotel can relax in the sauna or by the pool. A massage service is also provided on site.
The Abay Park with the Dolphin Water Park are 5 minutes’ walk from Canvas Hotel Shymkent, while Shymkent Airport is 10 km away.