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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  • If you are an archaeologist this museum has some little gems of information. Look out for the model of the lake and the maps of the various sites. Worth the visit. Friendly assistant too.  more »
  • All the articles are from around the lake. The succession of rulers, including Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, is chronicled. There is a big section on the orally-transmitted epic poem Manas. The nomad.....  more »
  • 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.

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