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Zenkov Cathedral

Panfilov Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #3 of 106 attractions in Almaty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Hong Kong
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Russian structure. Amazing to learn that it was made of wood. Can enter but we were too late.

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New York City, New York
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

stopped by visited the park ... since the city is pretty small you can do al site seeing in one day ... but definitely go to local bazaar for shopping and bargaining on locally made goods

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A very unusual structure made out entirely out of wood located in the center of the park not far from other war monuments. Quite interesting details painted with vibrant colors. Unfortunately could only see the outside as it was closed (around 7:00 PM). A must attraction to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A pretty place to spend an hour or so. There was a constant procession of wedding parties entering and, a short time later, leaving the building. The atmosphere was all very friendly and the building was certainly one of the more attractive local sites. Around the perimeter of the park there are a small number of military relics and a... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The wooden constructions is interesting but if you visited eastern Europe cathedrals in UA, Russia, etc. this is not much to see. The park in which it is situated however is great, especially if traveling with kids. It is nice and quiet, you could have some ice cream and feed the birds. Don’t miss the beautiful wooden building just behind... More

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Acton, MA
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a 100-year old wooden cathedral, built entirely without nails and painted in a joyous riot of colors. It is said to be one of the largest wooden buildings in the world. It sits in the middle of Panfilov Park on Gogol Street, not far from the Green Bazaar, and it has a nice museum as well.

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San Francisco
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28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Pretty and colorful. All wooden construction. Centrally located in green, leafy Paniflov Park. Pay attention to dresscode when entering.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A colourful church, located in a very lush park. Pigeons flying by, photographers waiting to catch your shot, people walking by or chilling, children riding their tricycles, a lovely setting for a little break from the heat and the buzz of the city. Interesting icons of Mary and the Child inside the church embroided with beads.

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Chandigarh, India
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I visited on the day of Easter and it was full of people and worshipping. It is a very relaxing place and garden around it is also good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

It is a beautiful building in a wonderful park. Definitely worth a visit. I was lucky to have visited during Easter which made it more special and atmospheric.

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