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Saimaluu-Tash Reserve Museum
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We visited the Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum in Karakol last summer while in the city and it is a great museum dedicated to the life and explorations of the Russian explorer.
Complete with stuffed animals, beautiful sketches, diary pages and maps, this museum gives a fascinating insight into the explorations of Nikolai Prezhevalsky.
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The main exhibit hall features Kyrgyz and Soviet artists, with a mix of paintings and some sculptures (including Vrubel!) and a few small cases of Japanese and Chinese ceramics and lacquer ware.
This is a great art museum with traditional to modern art, including fiber arts, painting and sculpture.
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Lots of interesting petroglyphs, easy to view as there's a good walking track, probably one of the more accessible petroglyph sites in Central Asia.
The open air Museum of Petroglyphs just outside of Cholpon Ata is a collection of rocks covered in ancient drawings moved by glaciers and deposited here thousands of years ago.
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Sadly most are in Russian, but we were fortunate to have a military person who happened to visit the museum at the same time, offering to give us explanations which was just great.
The museum contains a lot of military artifacts and memorabilia including a section devoted to General Panfilov and his men.The unique feature of the museum is that it was built atop Frunze's home, which is perfec...
We (two Americans) had a local translator with us and also a Museum employee who told about the exhibits.
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Very nice and cosy local shop with Uzbek and Kyrgyz handcraft.
This is my favorite place to shop for souvenirs and gifts for friends and colleagues.
The museum has very few items on display to tell about the Kyrgyz pre-Soviet history, but it is still a worthwhile museum to visit to learn about the Kyrgyzstan's Soviet period.
Amazing history museum, 2 million years worth
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At the time I was there, there was a display of Ella Maillart's photos, which was equally fascinating.
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In summertime you can always find a local guide, who will tell you about the paintings and other sacred stuff located at the museum under the open sky.
This open air museum was just fantastic to visit and get the history about the place and the exhibits which were in a huge paddock of rocks.
this museum is a walk in a tunnel and caves of hidden spiritual legends and beliefs, that no matter to which religion you belong, you are swept by the magic.
sadly, photos are forbidden, nothing mentioned about recording video however.
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Cool museum if your interested in geology