Kok-Tobe Hill

Kok-Tobe, meaning "Green Hill" in Kazakh, is a prominent hill and recreational area located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 

Here are some key details about Kok-Tobe:

Location: Kok-Tobe is situated to the southeast of Almaty's city center, offering panoramic views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

Access: Visitors can reach Kok-Tobe by taking a cable car, known as the Kok-Tobe Cableway or Almaty Cableway, which provides a scenic ride up to the hill. Alternatively, you can drive or hike to the top.

Height: The hill stands at an elevation of approximately 1,100 meters (3,600 feet) above sea level.


  • Kok-Tobe TV Tower: At the summit of Kok-Tobe, there is a 372-meter tall television tower, which is one of the tallest structures in Kazakhstan.
  • Kok-Tobe Park: The hill features a recreational park with various attractions, including walking paths, gardens, and playgrounds.
  • Kok-Tobe Zoo: The park is also home to a small zoo where visitors can see a variety of animals.
  • Viewing Platforms: There are multiple viewing platforms that offer breathtaking panoramic views of Almaty and the surrounding mountains.


  • Monument to the Beatles: A bronze monument commemorating the legendary music band, The Beatles, can be found in Kok-Tobe Park.
  • Monument to the Independence of Kazakhstan: Another notable monument on Kok-Tobe celebrates the independence of Kazakhstan.


  • Amusement Rides: Kok-Tobe features amusement rides, making it a popular destination for families and tourists seeking leisure and entertainment.

Dining Options:

  • Kok-Tobe Restaurant: There is a restaurant at the top of Kok-Tobe where visitors can enjoy a meal with a view.

Evening Atmosphere:

  • City Lights: Kok-Tobe is particularly popular in the evening when the city lights of Almaty create a stunning backdrop.

Local Legends: The hill has various local legends and stories associated with it, adding to its cultural significance.

Kok-Tobe is a beloved recreational area for both locals and tourists, offering a peaceful escape from the city, stunning views, and a variety of attractions for visitors of all ages.