Historical Museum, Cholpon Ata

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Discover the culture and the history of the Kyrgyz people living on the Silk Route at Historical Museum. Founded in the 1980s, the museum features displays of plant and animal life typical of the region, stone and bronze tools dating back to the 2bd century BCE, ancient coins and weapons, Kyrgyz wool carpets, music instruments, and much more. One section of the museum deals with the Great Patriotic War. For Historical Museum and beyond, use our Cholpon Ata visit planning website to get the most from your Cholpon Ata vacation.
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  • Decent introduction to Kyrgyz culture and history. English signs end about half way through, but enjoyable nevertheless.  more »
  • The Museum is not a must-see, but most definitely of interest to people who want to learn more about the history and culture of Kyrgyzstan. More in: "Kyrgyzstan - notes on a trip in the spring 2017" (travel track volume 3) as print and eBook.
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  • Very interesting to touch the history of Kyrgyzstan. see how weaved in ancient times women hunted men, what songs to sing.
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  • What an amazing experience. For a small museum, the place is jam-packed with artefacts and memorabilia. Sadly most are in Russian, but we were fortunate to have a military person who happened to visit the museum at the same time, offering to give us explanations which was just great. They have an excellent model of the Issel-Kul Lake with background which makes the visit really beneficial. The museum is very centrally located and on the Main Road of Cholpon Ata.
  • A nice museum you shoul visit.
  • If you get this far then you need to take a look at this museum which is jam packed with stuff. Slightly difficult to follow all of it as there are few English translations but just take a look at the pictures I posted. And of course if you have got this far then congratulations to you for your perseverance and di you go and see the Petrographs up the road.
  • Great exhibits and knowledgeable staff, a surprise gem of a spot on lake. They're working on an english tour but the russian one is obviously better, if you can understand it.
  • A great Museum for such a small town. A good guide. Gorgeous jeksponyty.
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