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...
Rents trekking gear and sells Kovea gas canisters.
The older part of town sprawls southwest from the cathedral with numerous simple but archetypal ‘gingerbread’ timber houses. A few are...
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...
Jamansariev 164 · interesting places nearby
Regional Museum information
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.