Karaganda travel guide
Karaganda, an exciting place and you will find a lot of interesting things to do there. You will find, a lot of attractions, it is famous for its historical sites and cultural sites. Go to some of the new places to find the uniqueness of the nearby places of Karaganda.
Check out the list of attractions and activities to do in Karaganda and nearby areas. It will help you to plan a perfect trip to Karaganda. You will find a lot of attractions to visit, like the historical monuments, natural attractions and you can also do a lot of adventurous and entertainment activities.
The KarLag museum, situated in the old KarLag headquarters building, this poignant museum walks you through KarLag’s role in the Soviet Gulag Archipelago.
Karaganda Ecological Museum
The Karaganda Ecological Museum, run by a dedicated, campaigning environmental NGO, is aimed at local schoolchildren and is the most imaginative museum in the country.
Everything can be touched, and this includes large rocket parts that have fallen on the steppe after Baikonur space launches, and debris collected from the Semipalatinsk Polygon.
Other display topics include the saiga antelope and chemical safety in Kazakhstan. Labeling is in Russian only,but you can request for an English tour as well.
This dramatic memorial portrays a young Kazakh pilot, NurkenAbdirov – a Hero of the Soviet Union – defiantly gripping the steering of his plane as he guides it down.
In the Battle of Stalingrad, in 1943, Abdirov and Co-pilot steered their damaged plane straight into a German column rather than saving themselves.
Yuri Gagarin Monument
This heroic-looking statue of Yury Gagarin, the first man in space, was erected in 2014 on what would have been Gagarin’s 80th birthday to commemorate his landing in the steppe near Karaganda.
A gleaming rocket behind him completes the set-up.
Karaganda Oblast Museum
The Karaganda Oblast museum is one of the most famous museums in Kazakhstan.
Presentations at this regional museum run the gamut from stuffed local wildlife and a model of an Iron Age kurgan (burial mound) to letters from Middle Horde Kazakhs, offering their vassalship to the Russian Empire, and the creation of the 458km Irtysh-Karaganda canal in the 1970s to supply the city’s ever-hungry heavy industry.
There’s a poignant section on KarLag and the Stalinist repressions of the 1930s.
The leafy Central Park stretches over 2km from north to south, with a large lake at its heart.
Its main entrance is off the west side of mid–Bukhar Zhyrau.
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