Zhanaozen is located on the Mangyshlak plateau in the Mangystau region, 60 km from the coast of the Caspian Sea. The city was formed in 1964 and was named from 1968 to 1993 - New Uzen. In 1993, the name Zhanaozen was returned to the city.
The city is known for its oil field: in 1959, exploration work took place at the Uzen field, and in 1961, with the first oil fountain, the history of both the oilfield and the city of Zhanaozen began.
The population of the city is 113 thousand people. After the deserted road from Aktau, at the entrance to the city, everything is pleasing to the eye. The city is surrounded by greenery.
The attraction of Zhanaozen is the third-largest oil field in Kazakhstan. The borehole pumps on the desert horizon are impressive and stunning in their scale.
The stunning mosque in Zhazaozen is worth your attention. We advise you to visit it and get acquainted with the culture of the region and its architecture.
Fans of Soviet architecture and Soviet modernism will be especially interested in the architecture of the city and the location of houses. Since the city was built in 1964, everything was designed according to the canons of Soviet modernism, which has recently become so popular among lovers of architecture and Soviet cultural heritage.
How to get to Zhanaozen
From Aktau to Zhanaozen is 150 km, about 2.5 hours by car. We advise you to rent transport and call in Zhanaozen on the way to other attractions of Mangystau.
• Be sure to try Kazakh national cuisine and barbecue in local restaurants and cafes. If you love meat dishes, the local cuisine will not leave you indifferent.
• Take a photo in front of the oil pumps of the Zhana Ozen oil field. These photos will be unique and will surprise your friends and family.
• If you decide to visit the Zhanaozen Mosque, you must bring closed clothes with you to enter the mosque.