Historical Culture Ethnographic Center, Turkestan

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  • This strange complex seems like a half hearted attempt at a museum. There are a few exhibits with some English captions and a large mock-up of a yurt, but other sections seem to be packed up. There...  more »
  • Note that the museum has been repurposed as government offices and is no longer open to tourists. I was politely turned away. I also double confirmed with the receptionists at the Khanaka Hotel...  more »
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  • It costs 500 tenge (1.25 euro) for a foreigner to visit this museum and it has 3 exposition floors. In our disappointment, the top floor was only presidents propaganda. Hundreds of images of him with various other presidents, etc, which really has no connection with ethnography. Also there is also very little information in English and not much more of it in Kazakh or Russian, although before entering we were told that there is planty. Information is also not very consistent and we did not learn a lot about the Kazakhstan from the museum. It looked more like a storage place for historical items. We also found quite a recent Lithuanian 5 litas coin in the display, which looked to be about Turkestan in 1920-1930, so we started questioning all items on display
  • Very good exposition in this museum
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