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This is a small museum located across from Abai park near the corner of Ryskulbekov & N Torequlov streets. The staff person on duty was friendly and chatted with us at length about the museum as she showed us the different displays. However, she was...More
It might be pretty interesting if you are able to speak Kazakh or Russian. For me who's Russian is not that good I didn't have much idea what all the texts are about.
The staff doesn't speak English and is not helpful at all -...More
The museum covers a part of Kazakh history all too often ignored. Not just in Kazakhstan but the whole former Soviet Union. The events during the Stalinist era were all the more tragic for the Kazakhs as they also destroyed their traditional way of life....More
Unfortunately the position of this museum on the Trip Advisor map is not accurate, it is about a km down South! The museum is located exactly opposite the entrance of the Ablay militairy memorial Park on Ryskulbekov street. This entrance of the park is easy...More
Hopefully there is an english brochure to ask at the entrance. Otherwise, you won't be able to understand anything. We would like more english translation for every desplay.
It's a very tiny museum, one main hall. So 20/30 min will be enought to visit it....More
Shymkent is not a marvelous city , actually I could call it dirty and messy and very hot during July I was there, temperature once reached 45 C, but it's worth staying a couple of days to visit the Unesco's Mausoleum in Turkestan. A taxi...More