Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa, Almaty
(4.1/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Explore the musical traditions of Kazakhstan at Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa. You'll come across over 40 musical instruments originating from Kazakhstan and surrounding nations, in addition to the personal dombras--a type of popular string instrument--of renowned poets and performers. Modern exhibits with an interactive twist will engage you in the traditional sights and sounds, letting you compose your own piece with samples of each instrument. On Fridays the museum hosts live folk performances. A visit to Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Almaty itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • You can book a tour from Dubai and you with a group of tourists will be brought here, white stone and as always the sweep of Arab architects at altitude. But I'd like to suggest, show evening in 3D, projection on the building along with the music. All staged!
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  • A spectacular building. I had no time to go inside, but the outside was so wonderful. Very soothing, somehow. Reminiscent of times gone by. 
  • Originally army officer's barracks, this lovely old wooden building has been suitable reused as the Folk Music instrument museum. There is a huge collection of instruments to view, well labelled in Ka...  more »