Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, Karakol

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Learn about a great Russian geographer who first described Central Asia when you visit Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, a neo-classical single-story building detailing the life of the explorer who died of typhoid fever on the shores of Issyk-Kul. Opened in 1957, the museum features sketches of local peoples, engravings, and books with details of Przhevalsky's expeditions shown on a bas relief map of Central Asia. A huge globe, an armillary sphere, and a stuffed horse, presumably having belonged to the scientist, are among top exhibits. A live horse is kept in a museum yard under white birch trees. The balcony offers a scenic panorama of nearby ponds. Przhevalsky is buried in the museum's courtyard. See Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum and all Karakol has to offer by arranging your trip with our Karakol tour planner .
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  • As an English guide was unavailable, we had a tour in German, which was fine for us, as we're Dutch. The guide was kind and made the museum interesting, without going in unnecessary details. The museu...  more »
  • This is the site where Nikolai Przhevalsky lived out his days. The museum details his many explorations. His grave is in the gardens.  more »
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