Victory Park


In addition to the standard monument of Victory on a plinth, memorialising the end of WWII, Karakol's Victory Park also includes an interesting monument to the victims of Stalinist repression (to the right upon entering the park) and one of the most poignant memorials to the Great Urkun anywhere in the country (further in behind Victory).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Karakol attractions

1. Radio & TV Office

0.44 MILES

This historic building still serves as the office of the local Radio and TV company, which is not open to the public.

2. Merchant's Home

0.57 MILES

This two-storey home with an ornate balcony is one of the most attractive historic structures in town, but sadly isn't open to the public.

3. Lenin Statue

0.62 MILES

Keep an eye out for the small statue of Lenin along Gebze, overlooking the university.

4. 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 original was…

5. Pedagogical College

0.76 MILES

Attractive historic building just opposite the cathedral, worth a look though they don't welcome tourists wandering in.

6. Tagay-biy Statue

0.82 MILES

Local hero Tagay-biy, renown as a great warrior who lead the Kyrgyz to victory during the 16th invasion of Kalmyk tribes, is memorialised in statue form…

7. Karakol History Museum

0.88 MILES

Occupying an archetypal 1887 Russian house, this museum has a few Scythian bronze artefacts, local tools and musical instruments. Taxidermists' victims…

8. Karakol River Park

1.21 MILES

Developed under the initiative of the Destination Karakol public association, this area of nicely maintained land alongside the Karakol River has benches,…