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Beautiful but concerned about evening caretaker charging to look at church

Very lovely church which I saw twice as I was staying nearby. As I was hiking most days and only in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tony G
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wood cathederal

a pretty old cathedral in Karakol. set in a nice quite spot, worth walking round the back for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan
+996 773 247 324
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pity that you couldn't take any photos inside as there weren't any post cards for the interior. The outside was just amazing and hard to capture fully on a camera. Worth a visit.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely church which I saw twice as I was staying nearby. As I was hiking most days and only in town in the evenings I was fearful I may not see it. However in the evening I peered through the gate and the evening...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a pretty old cathedral in Karakol. set in a nice quite spot, worth walking round the back for the best spot to take a picture. look out for the red squirrels as well

Thank phillkentuk
Reviewed 15 September 2018

What a gem in the centre of Karakol. This wooden cathedral is just stunning. Beautiful architecture and colours. Definitely worth stopping by.

Thank JMortier
Reviewed 10 September 2018

A personal highlight of Karakol for me, the cathedral top can be seen from afar and is much more impressive up close. Set amongst greenery, the area is very peaceful and relaxing. No pictures are allowed inside but you can take some impressive pictures of...More

Thank Firoz U
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The church itself is pretty nice and interesting. And the old ladies working inside are really friendly. The park is beautiful as well. Though there is hardly anything to look at since it is a simple church. I just want to say one thing that...More

Thank AnnaA7910
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

All wooden exterior and brightly painted interior make this a pretty church - definitely worth a visit if you are passing, though won’t keep you occupied for more than 10-15 minutes.

Thank Fizzcal
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The cathedral was closed by the time we got there, but we still managed to walk around the grounds and click some pictures. Had to pay 20 som per person to do so.

Thank Pr4sh4nt
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Outside I found it more interesting then inside. Though orthodox people do kiss the paintings, which are quite flat. How it survived the Bolsjewiks I do not know.

Thank Pieterzeist
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This is a special church made in wood. The interior decoration is rather simple but it carries the tranquility. The little garden outside is nice though!

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
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