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Renting a Car in Atyrau
There are not many car rental companies in Atyrau, but visitors can rent a car from Hertz. The Marriott Renaissance Atyrau Hotel offers a shuttle into the city, so visitors can catch that from the airport. Once dropped off, they can walk east to the river, cross it, and head north to the Hertz office. Having a car in Atyrau will make it more convenient to get around, as public transportation can be hard to figure out and nonexistent in many places. Visitors will be able to drive to areas farther out with their own car.
Driving Around Atyrau
Many of the roads in Atyrau have been redone in the past few years, so driving around is much smoother than it used to be. The speed limits within cities are typically 110 kph on the motorways, 90 kph on larger roads, and 60 kph when inside the city. There is a heavy police presence, so visitors should make sure to adhere to the speed limits to avoid receiving tickets. Traffic is generally light, especially the farther out drivers go from the main part of Atyrau. When not in the city, the law requires that travellers drive with lights on.
Attractions Around Atyrau
To see some of the beauty that Atyrau has to offer, visitors will love stopping by the Manjali Mosque. This stunning blue and white building provides a quiet place to reflect and relax. Prayer times are shown on an electronic board outside, so travellers can be careful not to interrupt the locals during those times. Makhambet Square is an area of town that often hosts live events, so it can be entertaining to visit. Statues can be seen of the local heroes who fought for Kazakstan's independence more than 200 years ago. Rose bushes around the square make for good pictures.
Those who prefer to be indoors will enjoy visiting the Gallery of Kazakh Modern Art. Kazakstan's art scene is steadily growing, and this museum shows some of the best that local artists have to offer. It also provides a nice place to get relief during the hot summer months. To find out more about the history of the city, stop by the Atyrau History Musem. Visitors will learn how the city came to be and important events that have occured throughout history. Many interesting artifacts can be seen from centuries past.
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