Semey (Kazakh: Семей), formerly known as Semipalatinsk (Russian: Семипала́тинск, until 2007) and Alash-kala (Kazakh: Алаш-қала / Alaş-qala, 1917–1920), is a city in Kazakhstan with population of around 300,000 people.


Voskresenskiy Sobor

Semipalatinsk was the centre of the Soviet atomic weapons testing program.

Get in

By plane

Semey Airport (IATA: PLX) has flights to Almaty and Astana.

By train

Train connections include Almaty, Astana via Pavlodar and Novosibirsk.


Religious buildings

Abai Qunanbaiuli Literature Museum



Enlik-Kebek cinema

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