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It could be called commercial but you get to experience what permafrost is. That makes it worth... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
DennisJ90
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Fantastic place to visit in summer, when outside is plus 38 and inside is minus 10. Lot of bones of... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
DmitryMax17
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Nice and interesting! No doubt: Go there! The real mammut and the ice sculptures (and the ice slide) are really nice. The guys there did a great job!

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

This museum is built into the side of a hill and is frozen year around by the natural permafrost. Beautiful ice scuptures throughout reflect Yakutian nature and culture.

Thank Alana B
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

well, I've been all alone, no guide, no people around, just ice and all those ice sculptures and ancient bones... one moment it's a bit scary, specially with all Yakut Sacred Music and suddenly "zombie mammouth"... intent to be more time over there but it was pretty cold, cause it was around +30C outside, so the temperature difference was substantial (-8C in the cave)

Thank v_slav
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

This place is definitely worth visiting while exploring Yakutsk. The entrance fee is 500 RUB, and taking a camera in costs an extra 200 RUB. It is right next to the Chochur Muran ethnic village/restaurant. I was really fascinated by all the ice sculptures in the former mine which is covered in icicles in the permafrost. The temperature was only -8°C, and my Dad and I were provided with a thin silver coat that kept us really warm. The entire place was like a palace and had many grand sculptures of mythical creatures, the Orto Doydu tree etc. You can sit on the ice thrones and take pictures too. On the left side door when you enter, there is a mammoth head in the room, which is definitely worth checking out even though the room is really smelly, smelling of rotting flesh. There also is a whole mammoth standing in the permafrost mine. I also really liked a sculpture of an ice fish eating real frozen salmon fish. After all, it is a must-see coming to Yakutsk.

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

It is a disused mine (?) turned into space for exibitions. During the Soviet times it was used as a storage space for frozen foodftuff due to the permafrost conditions. Nowadays it is being used for exhibitions of ice sculptures. There is also a body of a mammoth on display.

Thank Nadir K
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