Baiterek (monument)

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Baiterek (monument)


Baiterek (Kazakh: Бәйтерек, romanized: Bäiterek; "tall poplar tree") is a monument and observation tower in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. A tourist attraction popular with foreign visitors and Kazakhs, it is emblematic of the city, which became capital of the country in 1997. The tower is located on Nurjol Boulevard, and is considered a symbol of post-independence Kazakhstan.

The project was launched on the initiative of the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev; the architect of the project is Akmurza Rustembekov.

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