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Zenkov Cathedral

Panfilov Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #4 of 113 Attractions in Almaty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This Russian Orthodox Cathedral is down Dostyk Avenue. It is located in a nice park with a square in front of the Cathedral where families gather at weekends to feed the pigeons and take pony rides or take a horse and carriage ride in the park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An amazingly beautiful wooden church in use by the local orthodox community - situated in the middle of a pleasant park. Definitely worth seeing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wow, what an amazing structure. Walking through the streets around Panfilov Park, and even while you are walking through the park, you get glimpses of this amazing building. It's external grandeur is stunning. It's internal grandeur is astounding. You are not allowed to take photos inside. Let your senses soak in the detail instead and share your experiences verbally. This... More

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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