Holy Trinity Cathedral
Set peacefully amid trees, this hefty wooden structure is topped with green roofed towers and almost-golden onion domes. The 1872 stone...
The older part of town sprawls southwest from the cathedral with numerous simple but archetypal ‘gingerbread’ timber houses. A few are...
The leafy Pushkin Park by the stadium, four blocks south of the centre, includes the collective grave of a squad of Red Army soldiers...
Karakol's first barista-savvy venue for a well-turned caffeine fix is now a cult traveller hangout. English spoken.
Steering just clear of serious tackiness, Mustafa has made more effort than most Karakol eateries to create a sense of style – a...
Regional Museum information
Lonely Planet review
Occupying an archetypal 1887 Russian house, this museum has a few Scythian bronze artefacts, local tools and musical instruments, and the recreated interior of a century-old home. Taxidermists' victims share a room with exhibits celebrating the Kumtor Gold Mine . Little is in English except for the section on remarkable Swiss explorer Ella Maillart, who came this way in 1932.