9:00- Departure from hotel
10:00 – Karakol modest Regional Museum
11:00 – Holy Trinity Cathedral
12:00 – Dungan mosque
13:00 – The Memorial Museum of N. M. Przhevalsky
14:00 – Lunch in local cafe
15:00 – Karakol Zoo
16:00 – One village One product Shop, where you can buy local souvenirs. There is available an antique shop not so far on demand
17:00 – Arrival to hotel
On 1 July 1869 a Russian military outpost was founded. In the 19th century after explorers came to map the peaks and valleys separating Kyrgyzstan from China Karakol began to grow.
1) Karakol’s modest Regional Museum is located in the western part of Karakol in the Issyk-Kul Region. It is situated in a sturdy colonial brick building, former house of a wealthy landowner, Ilyin.
The museum’s exposition reflects the history of the region, its natural resources, industrial development, agriculture, culture, education, health and tells about famous people of the region.
2) One of the popular tourist attractions in Kyrgyzstan is the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Karakol. This is one of something like forty orthodox churches in the country, and a fine example of architecture. Its checkered history stands as a witness to the commitment and dedication of the community of the faithful. The story of the church goes back to July 1869, when Karakol was basically a garrison town established as an outpost on the edges of the Tsarist Russian Empire. A chapel was established in the city centre to serve the Cossacks and other troops sent here, and a small brick building on stone foundations was erected.
3) Completed in 1910, the mosque was built to serve Karakol’s community of Dungans (Chinese Muslims who fled persecution in the 1880s). Designed by a Chinese architect, the building is constructed entirely without nails and much of its imagery, including a wheel of fire, reflects the Dungans’ pre-Islamic, Buddhist past.
4) Karakol’s modest Regional Museum is located in the western part of Karakol on the one of the main streets of Karakol. The museum’s exposition reflects the history of the region, its natural resources, industrial development, agriculture, culture, education, health and tells about famous people of the region.
On the main street next to Caravan you will find the One Village, One Product store run by JICA. They have a variety of locally made products and handicrafts. There is an antique shop down the main street (south) towards the bazaar.