Kyzylorda Regional Museum


Displays trace the history of the region, from archaeological finds from the nearby Silk Road settlement of Syganak and the ecological devastation wreaked on the Aral Sea, to the 15th-century khanates (look out for the dragon-adorned Dzhungar helmet), Kyzylorda's brief stint as the capital of Soviet Kazakhstan and renowned local musicians, writers and Olympic champions. Most labelling in Kazakh only.