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Republican Museum of Local Lore

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Great collection of Scythian gold

The museum (official name is National museum of Tuva Republic of Aldan-Maadyr) has an interesting... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Tina Q
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Moscow, Russia
fascinating - but much not understood

The citizens of Tuva (and Kyzyl in particular) are rightly proud of this newish museum, which... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2015
Bathman
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 Jun 2017
“Great collection of Scythian gold”
12 Sep 2015
“fascinating - but much not understood”
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

In this place you find out that older Tuvans were richer than Pharaohs. The guide was EXTRAORDINARILY nice and she made all the efforts to speak a flawless english. The vault is simply amazing and holds kilogras of gold dug from royal toombs. A must...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2014
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The museum (official name is National museum of Tuva Republic of Aldan-Maadyr) has an interesting mix of different things to see. From religious and shamanists paraphernalia, through a selection of stuffed animals of the region to parts dedicated to the WWII, there's a little bit...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2015

The citizens of Tuva (and Kyzyl in particular) are rightly proud of this newish museum, which charts the social, cultural and political life of Tuva. Sadly, most of the unsmiling Stalinesq attendants don't seem very interested in their visitors. A multi-lingual handbook - even at...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2014

I was traveling with a group to explore the Tuvan culture and its people, and this fit right in. Extraordinary artifacts, esp in the vault---ancient Scythian objects, in well lit displays. We had a young woman interpreting for us, who did a great job and...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

In this place you find out that older Tuvans were richer than Pharaohs. The guide was EXTRAORDINARILY nice and she made all the efforts to speak a flawless english. The vault is simply amazing and holds kilogras of gold dug from royal toombs. A must...More

1  Thank wingcastles
Reviewed 5 May 2013

This is a great museum of shaomenism and history of Kyzyl. I will try to post some pics when I get a chance but if in the area (which is very remote) it is worth your time

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