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nice memorial

And his gravestone is just next door. The museum is a few yards away down the path and there is a... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Keighley, United Kingdom
Impressive monument with grave nearby

I was very impressed by the monument and the symbolism behind it. Przhevalsky’s grave is is right... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Firoz U
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Dzerzhinsky Street, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

And his gravestone is just next door. The museum is a few yards away down the path and there is a good view of the lake and mountains from here

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Davancar
Reviewed 4 October 2018

After you see the museum go far a walk to see this monument. The walk to the monument is more interesting than the monument itself.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Firoz U
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A nicely kept historical place, knowledgeable staff. Located just near a beautiful lake and has a huge strategic meaning for the history and culture of Central Asian region.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tshramko
Reviewed 22 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CCC_wanderlust
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mika o
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NattyGlocal
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I visited the Museum and took couple pictures with the Monument too. Worth visiting only combined with the Museum.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Asel O
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