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I was very impressed by the monument and the symbolism behind it. Przhevalsky’s grave is is right next to the monument and his wish was to be buried near Issyl Kul lake, which is just about true. The lake can be seen from the hill...More
The Przhevalsky monument and chapel were built in 1894, which was six years after his death. The park and museum were formalised in 1957. The building of the park complex was controversial, as the area was used as a local graveyard which had to be...More
There are a lot of messages in this simple monument—ten steps symbolising ten years of exploration, the eagle on top representing N. Przhevalsky himself, the olive branch means that everything was done peacefully and the map shows his achievement in unveiling Eurasia.
It is a...More
I visited this memorial to Nikolai Przhevalsky with an organized tour, so I learned a lot more about this explorer and his contributions to the history of Kyrgyzstan. I commented on how the medallion, on the monument's stone block, resembled Josef Stalin, and our guide...More
If you are there to go to the museum, you won't miss the monument. The guides will tell you the story of creation of the monument. It's set in a beautiful park with the views to the lake. There is a chapel also nearby that...More
Ok so a decent enough statue and easy enough to find
What else can be said
Nothing is in english and locals don’t speak english to explain the statue
Not really worth more than a few minutes- go find the Lenin statue - much better