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Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum

Ak-Su, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan
+996 709 511 155
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Detailed account of a great explorer

This museum has convinced me that Nikolai Przhevalsky is a very great explorer. He is such a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alice Man Kwan C
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Brussels, Belgium
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Go prepared

While I endorse the praise in other reviews for the varied and well displayed exhibits, apart from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Frances P
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Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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Ak-Su, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has convinced me that Nikolai Przhevalsky is a very great explorer. He is such a genius that he was very strong in many things including map making, geology, botany, leadership and fundraising. The exhibits are rich and of good quality. The only pity...More

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While I endorse the praise in other reviews for the varied and well displayed exhibits, apart from the rather tatty example of the famous and eponymous horse, a word of caution, especially if you are on a tour. This museum has absolutely the worst lavatories...More

1  Thank Frances P
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

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. His writings, books, musings, maps, and all of his discoveries of the flora and fauna...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

The museum is set in a small grove and quite informative. Don't forget to also visit the lovely intricate monument to the great explorer Przhevalskiy by turning right out of the museum to walk further down the lane away from the museum, and don't miss...More

Thank M A
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

This quiet and remote park and monument dedicated to the famous 19th century Russian explorer has beautiful garden and an impressive Monument. There is also a small museum, currently undergoing renovation, largely about cartography but worth a look even if maps aren't really your thing....More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 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.

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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

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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.

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AurelStein
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Yes. Although the museum is old fashined there are some interesting pictures from his travels.
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