Beyond Expo 2017: What can Astana visitors expect?

Jun 05, 2017
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Beyond Expo 2017: What can Astana visitors expect?

(CNN) Often dubbed the world’s oddest capital, Astana is about to steal a bit of the international spotlight. The Kazakhstan capital will host EXPO 2017 from June to September this year. As one of the world’s youngest capitals – it adopted the title in 1997 – Astana is shiny, modern and currently void of tour buses. But perhaps not for long, as the fascinating city steps onto the world stage. “Astana has been the fastest growing capital in the world for many years,” says Yerbolat Uatkhanov, director of the English-language Astana Times.

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