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Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum

Ak-Su, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan
+996 709 511 155
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The staff is so enthusiastic about their work. I advise to get a guided tour. It was very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mika o
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Kazakhstan
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A Nice Museum Represents A Great Explorer

Located by itself at the end of a long lane and then a nice walk on a sidewalk lined with trees... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
jwhitehouse
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Oakland, California
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"great game"
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"central asia"
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"issyk kul"
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"exploration"
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"documents"
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"extent"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The staff is so enthusiastic about their work. I advise to get a guided tour. It was very interesting. Even the kids were interested. Great park around the museum.

Thank Mika o
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Located by itself at the end of a long lane and then a nice walk on a sidewalk lined with trees (with snow today) is a building housing the history of a great Russian explorer Nikolai Przhevalsky. This man explored the mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The territory of the Museum is fantastic: fir tree park with an exciting view to the Issyk-Kul Lakeshore village that used to be covered by water many years ago. You can witness it on old photos in the Museum where there's lake just behind the...More

Thank Asel O
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The history of this man is extremely interesting, but it appears that they opened the museum 60-70 years ago, and have never updated it since! The displays were in terrible condition and without lighting, and the English translations were so bad that they were simply...More

1  Thank Bakbouk
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Dedicated to this Russian explorer who was a contemporary of Livingstone but exploring central Asia. Much more to him that the giving of his name to a horse. Small museum set within a pleasant park.

1  Thank Dzerbene
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

The museum is 20km from Karakol and is well signposted. The portal to the building is impressive and inside there is a guide to show you around. Przhevalsky was one of the great explorers of Central Asia and he and his companions travelled thousands of...More

1  Thank William899
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Museum glorifying przewalski. Nice if you see it as a memory of the Soviet days. Although the map of central Asia is beautiful. In the garden are some statues and the grave tomb.

Thank Janke98
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Get yourself a guided tour for USD 1 (and dont forget to tip the guide) for a much better storytelling than what you can get reading those captions on your own. Although the museum doesn't tell much about kyrgyz communities per se, but more of...More

1  Thank Bermet T
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

a local museum of a reasearcher oh inner asaia in the late 19th centry. gives a true picture of how expedition were taken these days as well as a pick at the every day life (a school report card of the youngest brother). not rwally...More

Thank Irit C
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Okay, he was an explorer. Apparently some locals idolize him, but I didn't see the big deal about this museum. It wasn't particularly interesting in my opinion and I wouldn't go out of my way to see it unless you're a museum buff.

Thank Michelle B
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AurelStein
25 January 2018|
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Response from Dzerbene | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Although the museum is old fashined there are some interesting pictures from his travels.
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