The main attraction of Astana is the Palace of Peace and Harmony
The Palace of Peace and Accord, built in Astana, isA unique structure made in the form of a pyramid. It was erected in 2006 in the capital of Kazakhstan. The grand opening of the palace occurred on September 1, 2006. Construction was conducted under the guidance of the famous architect Norman Foster, who arrived from Britain. Today this building is the main attraction of the capital.
The eighth wonder of the world
The pyramid, in fact, is a symbol of unitydifferent religions and numerous cultures. By right, this majestic Palace of Peace and Harmony, whose photo is in all the guidebooks of Kazakhstan, is called the eighth wonder of the world.
The first person who proposed this bold project wasNursultan Nazarbayev, who has been president of the republic for many years. Initially, it was planned that the constructed structure will be used for meetings of leaders of world religions, as well as for holding multinational congresses. Today, the Palace of Peace and Concord has become something more than a regular business center.
Symbol of peoples' friendship and cultural center
The pyramid is built on the principle that eacha person can become aware of three concepts that are fundamental to all world religions. The underground part of the structure is built in dark tones (the lower world), part of the building occupying a middle position is made in white tones (the symbol of peace), and the palace crowns the glass dome - a symbol of the boundless sky.
Greatness and grace are given to the construction by an interestingThe upper part, made in the form of a stained-glass window, on which are depicted pigeons. The number of birds is 130, this is symbolized by the number of all ethnic groups living in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
It is also unique that the Palace of Peace and Accord is built in strict accordance with the rule of the golden section: the length of one side laid in the base equals the total height of the structure.
Pyramid is a world heritage
Analogs to this cult architecturalThe construction is nowhere on our planet. The Palace of Peace and Consent (address: Astana, Manas Str. 57) is located on an area of 28 thousand square meters. meters at a height of more than 60 meters (the exact height of 62.0 m).
Inside the pyramid there are many halls:
- conference facilities;
- concert hall;
- hall for solemn ceremonies.
In addition, there are exhibition pavilions, press centers.
The opera hall (which is also a concert hall) is beautifully decorated ingold tones with inserts of dark cherry color. The window opening of the concert hall is a window-sun. The concert hall can accommodate about 1350 spectators. In this case, it has 25 rooms used as make-up. Orchestra pit can accommodate 80 people at the same time.
The largest area in the building is given under the hall withthe name "Cheops Atrium". It occupies 2,000 square meters. m, while it includes 4 galleries. In one of them a grandiose composition of huge dimensions is presented under the title "General plan for the development of the capital of Kazakhstan until 2030".
When the spirit captures!
A truly breathtaking spectacle opens atvisiting the hall, which is called the "Cradle", it is located at the very top of the pyramid. You can climb into this room by elevator, but not simple, but glass, and, in addition, it moves diagonally. While the elevator rises, you can admire the magnificent landscapes surrounding the palace.
Many people prefer a lift on foot,because, while you are climbing this way, you can enjoy the "Hanging Gardens of Astana", which are located on the territory of the palace. Plants from all over the world are represented here, and this spectacle is fascinating. The Palace of Peace and Harmony admires its splendor.
A unique structure created by the hands of people fromsteel, glass, aluminum and other modern materials, just breathtaking. At night, the stained glass at the top of the pyramid is illuminated from the inside, which creates the impression of a bright path to unity, the world of all religions of our vast planet.
The Center for the Consciousness and Culture of PeacePalace of Peace and Accord. Work time of the institution: пн. - Sun. from 10:00 to 18:00. Excursions are conducted in three languages: Russian, Kazakh and English. This place is worth a visit to see with your own eyes the eighth wonder of the world. It will not leave you indifferent.