Kok-Tobe hill is a popular attraction in Almaty, and one of the favourite places of rest for the citizens.
A small mountain, whose name translates as "Green Hill". On its territory, there is a small amusement park, monuments, viewing platforms, restaurants and the Almaty TV tower. A cable car leads to Kok-Tobe, and there is also a long winding road. The height of Kok-Tobe is 1130 meters above sea level, and 200 meters relative to the city of Almaty.
In the 1960s, the leadership of the city of Almaty decided to turn the green hill into a recreation area, and work began on creating all the necessary infrastructure. In 1965, the lower station of the cable car was laid, and all work was completed in 1967, on November 4 of the same year, the grand opening of the Kok-Tobe park took place.
The construction of the Kok-Tobe TV tower dragged on for almost 10 years and was completed by 1984. In terms of seismic resistance, it is one of the most reliable in the world. Height - 371.5 meters. Observation platforms are organized at marks of 146 and 252 meters. There are 3 underground floors, which among other things can serve as a bomb shelter.
In 2007, a monument to The Beatles was unveiled on Kok-Tobe. The entire Liverpool Four is represented here: John Lennon is sitting on a bench with a guitar, and Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are standing around him. The monument, made of bronze, is a popular attraction in Kok-Tobe. There are several loudspeakers around the monument, from which hits of the great rock-and-rollers from England constantly sound.
Also, on Kok-Tobe there are souvenir shops where you can buy various souvenirs in memory of Kazakhstan, there is a Ferris wheel, and there are several observation platforms that offer an excellent view of Almaty and the snowy peaks of the Zailiysky Alatau ridge. At the end of the walk along Kok-Tobe, you can go to the fountain-monument "Alma" in the form of an apple, the symbol of the city of Almaty, and throw a coin into it after making a wish.