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Panfilov Park

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #9 of 106 attractions in Almaty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Traveler Description: The Panfilov Park is named after the 28th Panfilov Battalion that served with distinction during the defense of Moscow in 1941/1942. In addition to a... more »
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Panfilov park is 3 things: very moving war memorials (Russian civili war, The Great Patriotic War and the Soviet Afghan war) as well as a rather lovely Russian Orthodox Cathedral). On the weekends the park has a lot going on for young children: donkey rides etc.

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Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We loved our visits here. Full of history, and welcoming too. We enjoyed watching newly married couple put flowers by a monument, and posing for photos. It was so much fun to see such happy smiles and people enjoying the day. We visited often and are so happy we did.

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San Francisco
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118 reviews 118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Lovely park for a stroll in the shade of trees on hot days. Pretty Zenkov Cathedral in the middle of it.

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footscray west
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is an open square flanked by impressive statuary at one end and a grand entrance gate at the other. An eternal flame burns in the centre. The whole area is surrounded by parkland and is a sensible place to stop and look for a while as part of any walking tour of the city. Would suggest that May 9... More

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Almaty
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Citizens of Almaty pay tribute to the World War heroes here on 9th May, I visited the place this year and it was an experience to remember. People sang patriotic songs, offered roses to the war memorial and paid tributes to the living heros of the war.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I was there for the celebration of the Victory day (WWII) everybody celebrates and you can even meet former soldiers (they are very very old) and to shake their hand gives you goose skin. The monuments are beautiful.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Handy for the large green market, where fresh herbs and pistachio nuts provide the best bargains, and also close to the excellent public baths and sauna, with plentiful markers and monuments of interest including the extraordinary Soviet war monument adjacent to the equally extraordinary pink Cathedral. Take a bench, read a book, watch old men play chess and young lovers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

There are several parks in Almaty and this is one of them. Very nice place to walk and spend your time with family and kids.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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130 reviews 130 reviews
44 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I went with my family on an Almaty trip in August. WWII Memorial and Zenkhov Cathedral are the two highlights. There was plenty of shade and open space to relax and rest midway through an Almaty walking tour. You can grab a quick bite to eat, get a drink and play some games and let the kids run around. Generally... More

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Doha, Qatar
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Beautiful park with marvelous trees and an Orthodox Church that deserve all the superlatives. I liked the folks songs performed by some local entertainers I disliked the communist statue of the general that gives the park's name

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