Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Postcard featuring Hotel Kazakhstan, in that country's largest city, Almaty. Being one of its tallest buildings, it's a popular landmark, and is even featured on the Kazakhstani 5,000 tenge note. It was the place to stay during the Soviet period.

Special thanks to Dela from Germany who is doing volunteer service in Almaty.

Stamp features the coat of arms of Kazakhstan. The coat of arms represents the dome-like upper portion of a yurt, against a sky blue background which irradiates the roof supports like sunbeams, and is set off by wings of mythical horses. It's somewhat reminiscent of the flag of neighbouring Kyrgyzstan. 

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