Bangkok, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, and Beijing are amazing to travelers – we invite you to go to hospitable Asia with Air Astana.
Bangkok is a modern metropolis that differs from the rest of Thailand. Bangkok is a city of tuk-tuks and Buddhist temples and a center of art centers, galleries, and the best restaurants. The Royal Palace, the Old Town, and the floating markets are a distraction from modern skyscrapers and are being moved back centuries. Don’t forget to take an Instagram photo of the hotel’s rooftop pool. In Bangkok, such hotels with sky pools will be a dozen. Sky bars are another entertainment at an altitude that is so prevalent in Bangkok. The best views are from Banyan Tree Bangkok, Above Eleven, and Baiyoke Sky II bars. With Air Astana, you can fly to most of the leading European and Asian cities from Almaty and Astana – Hong Kong, Beijing, Dubai, Delhi, Istanbul, Tbilisi, Baku, Frankfurt, London, and dozen other destinations.
Delhi is one of the most colorful Asian cities that can alienate or fall in love with itself forever. It is a vast metropolis where the poorest and most prosperous people of India get along. The bazaars of Delhi buzz from morning to night. Traders offer all sorts of goods, fruits, sweets, and flowers. From all sides, you can hear the aroma of spices and incense. Be sure to check out Khari Baoli, Asia’s largest spice market, more than four hundred years old. There are countless exciting places in Delhi. Lal Kila is a majestic palace of emperors, Humayun’s tomb, Red Fort, Qutub-Minar, the world’s tallest minaret, attracting travelers with mysterious architecture and oriental flavor. For walks, choose the main streets of the city or parks. For example, Lodi Gardens or the Garden of Five Senses are well-groomed parks in the middle of a bustling city where you can take a break and enjoy flower beds and green vegetation.
Delhi is a near-distant land. For a trip to the Indian capital with even greater comfort, use the MyUpgrade system at Air Astana. What’s the point: 48 hours before departure, you can apply for upgrades on the plane from economy to business. If you’re lucky, you’ll go on a business-class trip. This program is valid on all Air Astana flights. Details at the link.
Another fascinating city in Asia is Kuala Lumpur. The capital of Malaysia is not suitable for walking, but it is very convenient to move by car on wide highways. Kuala Lumpur flickers with skyscraper lights at night – don’t forget to take a selfie with the 88-story Petronas towers. The towers also have observation decks on the 45th-46th floors and the 86th, which overlooks the entire city. Another unusual urban object of Kuala Lumpur is the National Mosque. Unlike the usual ancient mosques, this temple looks airy and modern.
Non-Muslims can only go inside at certain hours. If you want to see a natural equatorial forest, head to Kanching Rainforest with waterfalls and tropical greenery. Kuala Lumpur has a great chance to sample all possible Asian cuisine, from Malay to Chinese, and eat jackfruits and mangoes grown all over the country.
By the way, together with Air Astana, you have a chance to stay in Almaty on the track to Malaysia. For transit passengers traveling through Astana or Almaty with the docking of more than 10 hours, Air Astana offers the service Stopover Holiday. It includes hotel accommodation (3-5 stars), breakfast, and transfers from the airport and back. All this will cost you only 1 dollar. Air Astana helps you go on a real adventure, don’t miss out!
In the Korean capital, skyscrapers rise above Buddhist temples, and in the old city center, there are still as many as five ancient palaces. The village palaces of Koenbokkun and Chandokkun with their Secret Garden are best known. Changdokkun is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – you’ll love it! A break from the bustle of the city is perfect for a vast national park – it is right within the city limits, and it can be reached by subway. By the way, if you have long wanted to go on a trip in business class – the capital of Korea for this is ideal. Air Astana has reduced the prices of business class flights to Seoul and five other cities: Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Hong Kong, and Beijing. On a long-haul flight, you won’t have to: every passenger in both classes of service has access to individual entertainment systems with movies, music, and games. The KCTV Streaming system is installed on boards without individual screens. To connect, you need to download the free Air Astana KCTV app in advance to your smartphone or tablet. After the height set, all programs and entertainment systems will be available on their gadgets, including laptops. Noise insulation headphones are available in both classes of service for adults and children. We recommend stocking up on the charger from the gadgets. If you’re flying more than 3 hours in business class, you’ll be offered a personal tablet.
Beijing is the best place to get a feel for ancient Chinese culture, see with your own eyes the ancient palaces, the Great Wall of China and find out whether socialism is flourishing in the country. In Beijing, a vast number of palaces – old and not so. Beijing’s Forbidden City is one of the most famous palace complexes globally, along with the Versailles and Buckingham Palaces, the White House in the United States, and the Moscow Kremlin. On a vast square-built 90 palaces of different sizes in the unchanged Chinese style. If you want to travel to Beijing of the past centuries – leave the central streets in hutongs, old city alleys. Now it is clean streets filled with shops, bars, and low houses. You can walk along the Great Wall of China an hour from Beijing – a section of the wall called Badaling. Local guides will tell an exciting story of the longest wall in the world, which stretches in the northern regions of China for more than 9 thousand kilometers. And Air Astana has convenient connections to Beijing and back daily both through Almaty and through Astana.
Five more reasons to choose Air Astana for your travels:
- Air Astana has a 4-star rating according to Skytrax and the title of the winner in the category “Regional Asian Carrier” of the world travel site TripAdvisor in 2018;
- Air Astana, for the seventh time in a row, was recognized as the best airline in Central Asia and India according to Skytrax in 2018;
- Modern fleet of aircraft – Boeing 767/ 757, Airbus A320/A320NEO, Embraer 190;
- Delicious and varied food on board, the ability to choose a special meal;
- Road kits for anyone who flies longer than 3 hours;
The East is waiting for you!