Just one hour drive from Almaty is the city of Kapchagay, located on the banks of the Kapchagay reservoir - one of the largest in Kazakhstan.
Kapchagay reservoir is a popular summer holiday destination among tourists.
There are many hotels, great beaches and a real mecca for gambling enthusiasts. The coast of the reservoir resembles a seaside resort - in the summer the water warms up to + 28 °C, small waves roll over long sandy beaches, over which silvery gulls circle.
Water attractions and the largest water park in Almaty region operates on the shore. There is a good fishing on the reservoir: carp, bream, catfish, perch and asp can be caught.
Kapchagay is called the Kazakh Las Vegas, here is the largest gambling zone in the republic. Every casino has night clubs, hotels and restaurants.