Astana is the modern capital of Kazakhstan featuring unique contemporary architecture, skyscrapers and amazingly beautiful monuments. The view, atmosphere and energy of Astana make a statement for Kazakhstan headed straight into the bright future. The city features unusual architectural compositions constructed with the use of modern technologies and advanced design solutions, ultramodern business centers, hotels and multi-storied housing developments reflecting bold ambitions and individuality. While walking through the city, one can observe original sculptures, unique fountains and modern installations adding to Astana’s special charm. The city is located on both banks of the Ishim River, and is commonly divided into the left and right bank parts. The main symbol of the city is the Bayterek Monument.