The Erejmentau Mountains region located in 50 kilometers to the east of Astana, is another blind-spot on the tourist map of Kazakhstan. But numerous cemeteries of the Stone and Bronze Ages, Scythian monuments, Turkic stony statues, all point to the fact that civilizations have passed through these lands since ancient times. A visit here is sure to impress anyone seeking knowledge of ancient history. The wildlife of Erejmentau also differs with its rare variety: argali, golden eagles and krasavka cranes. A bit more common, but no less interesting, are the marmot and alpine hare. Mention should also be made of the black alder, a plant quite common in Europe, but rather rare for Kazakhstan.