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    Visit monument/museum

    by mwendeleo Updated Mar 29, 2007

    Fairly often, busses leave from the in-town bus area (there's another one half a mile away where they sell tickets to Bishkek etc.) to the Przewalski museum and site where the famous naturalist and infamous Russian spy died. There's a small but enjoyable museum and a few monuments to visit. The entrance fee is very low, even for tourists, and I like to slip in some extra soms to the guard. Pretty place for a short trip out of a mostly-drab town and the bus is kind of fun, since most riders are going to a Russian-only twon (I forget the name) past the monument.

    Address: Off the main road west; just ask anyone Russian

    Directions: There's a friendly little CBT tourist center in the middle of town that will tell you how to go

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    • Historical Travel

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    Jeti-Öghuz Canyon

    by budapest8 Written May 10, 2006

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    We came here on our way on a trip hiking up the mountain.
    This old soviet style sanatorium/hotel was situated in a beautiful
    At the mouth of the Jeti-Öghüz Canyon is an extraordinary formation
    of red sandstone cliffs that has become a kind of tourism trademark
    for Lake Issyk-Kul. Jeti-Öghüz village is just off the main round-the-lake
    road. Beyond it the earth erupts in red patches, and soon there appears
    a great splintered hill called Razbitoye Serdtse, or Broken Heart.

    The other side of the hill forms the massive wall of Jeti-Öghüz.
    The name means Seven Bulls, named after the seven main bluffs.
    Below the wall is one of Issyk-Kul's surviving spas. Further on, the
    Valley of Flowers is kaleidoscopic in the warmer months,
    and there are pre-Islamic petroglyphs too. Bring a tent to enjoy it all.

    Address: Jeti-Öghuz Canyon

    About 15 kms out of KaraKol

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Mountain Climbing

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