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Panfilov Park

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #8 of 87 Attractions in Almaty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice park in the center of town. There are horse carriage rides available. Large sculpture and eternal flame located here in honor of soldiers lost in the wars. Very moving.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I recommend to visit the Kazakh museum of musical instruments and also the Cathedral - largest wooden one in the World. Also nearby there is the largest basaar of Almaty - worth of visiting, as well!

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Seattle, Washington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This park is a great place to spend a quiet, sunny afternoon. The war heroes memorial and eternal flame offer a solemn place for reflection. People still leave flowers at the site, which is a touching gesture of respect. The beautiful tall trees provide a buffer against the noise and bustle of the city, and offers the park visitor some... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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75 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A very nice central park, mainly known for the Zenkov's Cathedral at its center, but it also has monuments, water basins, a war memorial and at its edge the museum of folk museum - a must to see in Almaty

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Sarnia, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
61 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I visited Panfilov park in Autumn, which is a good time to be strolling the city in general; the weather is cool to mild, and the many tree lined "strip parks" of the town are a joy to stroll. The central attraction is the Zenkov Cathedral (see my other review) but to the front & rear of it there are... More 

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214 reviews 214 reviews
91 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The main attraction in the park is the beautiful, multi-coloured Zenkov Cathedral. But there is also a memorial to war heroes as well as a nice park to walk around. Definitely worth a visit.

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Bucharest, Romania
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140 reviews 140 reviews
98 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you visit Almaty only for few days probably you will not get the chance to visit this park. But if you live in Almaty and especially in this area then you would probably go for a walk in it or just cross it on your way to the Green Market or the cathedral. On one side of the park... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

With the Zenkov Cathedral, the Memorial Park and the Museum of Musical Instruments located in the park, it is possible to spend quite some time here, as many local residents do.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A communist spot not worth visiting. The well-renowned church looked old and decrepit. The place was not kept up. Worth walking through if you are in the area, though.

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Dallas, Texas
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220 reviews 220 reviews
19 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great architecture, great people watching. In the heart of Almaty, where families and couples go to spend a nice afternoon together. Do not miss it!

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