АО «Международный центр приграничного сотрудничества «Хоргос»

The Khorgos International Centre of Boundary Cooperation JSC is a public company established under the Agreements between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Government of the People's Republic of China for the purpose of creation of the Khorgos International Center for Transfrontier Cooperation at the Kazakhstan and China border in the Panfilov district of Almaty region.

For the first time on ICBC “Khorgos” Kazakh-Chinese Ice and Snow Festival

For the first time on ICBC “Khorgos” Kazakh-Chinese Ice and Snow Festival

   For the first time on ICBC “Khorgos” Kazakh-Chinese Ice and Snow Festival


Opening on 25th of December


The festival will include the following cultural events:

1)   The competition for the most original ice sculpture The best sculptures will be awarded with the prizes. A large number of participants from RK and PRC: Astana, Almaty, Taldykorgan, Panfilov District, Almaty Region, Zharkent, Urumqi, Kuldja, Altay, Bayangol – Mongol Autonomous Region, Ili – Kazakh Autonomous Region;

2)   Wedding ceremony on ice “Winter Meeting” – romantic wedding ceremony of the newlyweds under the motto: “To tie the knot under the clear sky and the sparkling white snow for the rest of the life”;

3)   Photo contest “A look through the ice and snow” – competition for the best photo, awarded with the prizes;

4)   Winter sale – sales of sport goods (Skies, skates, sports wear) and other consumer goods;

5)      Different winter games - hockey, skating, skiing and tug of war, etc.;

6)   Festivities – songs, dances and different cuisines.


Festival is an initiative of the Chinese side

On the eve of the Festival opening the supermarket will be represented on the Kazakh part of ICBC Khorgos


Transit to ICBC “Khorgos”:

1)   Bus route or taxi from the bus stations “Sayran”, “Sayakhat” Almaty to ICBC “Khorgos”;

2)   Railway route from the railway station “Almaty - 1” to the railway station “Altynkol” + transfer to ICBC “Khorgos” (Passenger company Ltd. “Turan - express”), departure from the railway station “Almaty - 1” is on odd days.



·      Working time from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. of Astana time.

For ICBC “Khorgos” visitors a 30-day visa-free regime.

·      Access to the Center STRICTLY on PASSPORTS

·      Children also NEED to have PASSPORTS.


Exported goods from ICBC "Khorgos" on the territory of Kazakhstan for personal usage are not subjected to customs duties if they does not exceed the sum of 1,500 euros, and the weight of 50 kg. for 1 person