Afghan War Monument


This poignant memorial is inscribed with a poem, dedicated to the mothers of soldiers who never returned from Afghanistan.

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1. Ethnography Museum Korpus No 2

0.55 MILES

This branch of the ethnography museum is devoted to the many different ethnic groups in the region, with traditional embroidery, birch-bark craft and more.

2. Levoberezhny Park

0.57 MILES

This large park on the south bank of the Irtysh contains several interesting exhibits and is well worth a couple of hours of your time. Moving west from…

3. History Museum

0.63 MILES

The good History Museum has a natural history section with stuffed regional wildlife, including a snow leopard and a giant maral deer, and human history…

4. Park Zhastar

0.68 MILES

The pretty, beautifully maintained central park makes for a pleasant stroll, and several of Ust-Kamenogorsk’s oldest buildings and some worthwhile museums…

5. Historic Houses

0.74 MILES

In the northern part of Park Zhastar, you can check out a number of historic log cabins, furnished and decorated in period style: early twentieth century…

6. Ethnography Museum Korpus No 1


The Ethnography Museum is in two buildings facing opposite corners of Park Zhastar. This branch exhibits the traditional culture of the Kazakhs of east…

7. Strelka

1.03 MILES

A pedestrian/cyclist promenade runs to the Strelka (Arrow), the point of land where the Irtysh and Ulba meet, marked by a large Heroes of the Soviet Union…