This shopping and entertainment center can justly be called the new symbol of Astana. Designed by renowned British architect Norman Foster, the Khan Shatyr is the largest tent-like structure in the world, and at the same time it is the largest shopping center in Kazakhstan. This shopping and entertainment center was opened in 2010 on Capital Day.
Here shopping and entertainment opportunities are offered, including a supermarket, family park, cafés and restaurant, cinemas, sports centers, a water park with artificial beach and pools with wave action, office space, parking with 700 places, and much more. The main feature of the Khan Shatyr is its beach resort with a tropical climate, exotic plants, and a temperature of 35°C year-round. The sandy beach of the resort is equipped with a heating system, which makes it feel like a real beach, and the sand has been brought in from the Maldives. In addition, every weekend special events take place at the Khan Shatyr, and the main atrium regularly hosts lotteries and various interesting events. The Khan Shatyr has been listed among the world’s top ten environmentally friendly designs by Forbes Style, the only space in the entire CIS which the magazine thought to include in its list.
37 Turan Avenue, 8 (717) 257 2626, http://khanshatyr.com/