New Kazakhstan Tourist Attraction: Observation Wheel in Almaty

ASTANA – A new 60-metre tall Ferris wheel, similar to London’s famous wheel, will open Oct. 2 in Almaty. It will be equipped with 40 closed cabins with 208 seats. Each of the cabins will also have climate control and audio guide systems in Kazakh, Russian and English.


“We decided to construct the wheel four years ago and now we are developing a new direction of the Happylon project – installation of major attractions, which can become a significant element of the urban landscape. We consider the realisation of this idea can perfectly fit in with Almaty architecture,” said owner of the Happylon chain of amusement parks Rustam Ageyev.

The repertoire of the tour guide will contain unique information about Almaty and every visitor will have an opportunity to see a panorama of the Zailiyskiy Alatau mountain range and learn interesting facts about the city.

The project has been overseen by a well-known company, which has great work experience in the construction of international networks of indoor amusement parks.

Construction was controlled by the city administration and the wheel corresponds to all safety standards. An Italian company managed the technical side of the project. Its experts have already constructed earthquake-proof attractions in earthquake prone regions in Japan and the U.S.

Get The Astana Times stories sent directly to you! Sign up via the website or subscribe to our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, YouTube and Tiktok!