Countries part of the European Union, the OECD and other states in Central and Southern Asia could journey to Kazakhstan without a need for Visas to improve its tourism economies from January 1 2017. Aside from Western countries, travelers from the UAE, Malaysia and Singapore could stay up to 30 days in the country for travel without a visa.

According to The News Pakistan, Kazakhstan intends to "promote an even more favorable investment climate" by improving the country's tourism and travel capabilities. According to the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, the non-requirement of Visas for international tourists would "open up additional opportunities" for Kazakhstan's business community and "facilitate international contacts in different spheres."

Kazakhstan's move mirrors that of Uzbekistan's earlier plans to be more lenient with its foreign tourism policy. Uzbekistan had canceled Visa requirements for 15 countries from the EU and Southeast Asia. According to Khaleej Times, Uzbekistan took its Visa requirements lightly after Interim President Shvkat Mirziyoyev came into power in the country.

The Central Asian country is less known to many tourists from the West and Asia yet it boasts some of the best architecture that could rival France or Sweden. The Palace of Peace is one that appears as a pyramid of glass similar to France's Louvre Pyramid. If not this, then the architectural feat of Bayterek or the more traditional Ascension Cathedral in Kazakhstan is sure to thrill the eyes.

Like all countries, Kazakh culture and history is rich and involving. Spirituality in Kazakhstan is highly valued given the huge temples of Hodja Ahmad Yassavi that practice Sufism. During the winter, the mountains of Medeu and Shymbulak are ski spots most veteran Kazakh travelers recommend with a high peak of 1700m and 2510m respectively.

Kazakhstan is also home to several historic findings in the last century including the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. The settlements of mankind's first ancestors lie in Karkarala Oasis and their first artworks and self-expressions in the Bayan-Aul National Park.