Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
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Cultural Center "Ruh Ordo" named after Chyngyz Aytmatov (Kyrgyz famous writer), complex is located in Cholpon-Ata. Complex includes 5 chapels of the 4 major religions of the world: Christianity (Catholic and Orthodox), Islam, Buddhism, Judaism. You will learn about the history of Kyrgyzstan, the Manas epos and his tellers of national products, outfits and yurta - national accommodation of Kyr
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,269 contributions
This place is one the most developed place of the city, some thing like you can not image you are in Cholpon Ata, nice pavilions, congress center and museum. All clean and nice
We hired an english speaker tour guide to understand more of this place.
Need to spend at least two hours there to enjoy and learn
Written 2 September 2019
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Anu
West Midlands, UK758 contributions
Friends
We had planned to visit based on TripAdvisor reviews. Upon arrival no signs in English and lady at the ticket counter told us it was 400som per person. We had just seen some local people enter and pretty sure they didn't pay that much.

We felt it was over priced and therefore did not enter. It would be interesting to hear if 400som is in fact the correct price.
Written 4 August 2019
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Oooooooolaaaaa
Hong Kong, China21 contributions
Solo
To be truly fair it really boils down to what you want to see. if you are in kyrgyzstan for natural scenary and ancient central asia culture/history this will be a disappointment. a myriad of monuments completed in the mid 2000s to commemorate a heavy weigh kyrgyz writer philosopher and multiculturalism. Has a small museum, a bunch of greek statues, chinese wood carvings, a few small buildings representing the jewish/Orthodox/catholic/muslim faiths, and intriguingly a statue of Nursultan Nazarbaev.......
Written 30 July 2019
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Natalya Erol
Almaty, Kazakhstan8 contributions
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If you visit issyk lake region and go through Sholpan ata. Strongly recommend to visit this place. Stuff are friendly. Place is very nice.
Written 7 July 2019
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Steve9119
Riverton, Australia854 contributions
Solo
A nice park and gardens with sculptures and art display, 5 different religions are represented with a small building for each.
A peaceful and relaxing lakeside location.
Written 27 May 2019
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Mary T
Buenos Aires, Argentina2,726 contributions
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Don’t expect a folk village or historic dwellings. This is a modern complex. Five chapels pay respect to the give major religions present in Kyrgyzstan today (Islam, Orthodox Christianity, Catholicism, Buddhism and Judaism). Lots of modern statues commemorate key writers, bards, scientists and clerics from the country and the ancient and medieval worlds. There is a monument to the nomads and their beliefs, a pavilion with a yurt and many other celebrations of the Kyrgyz nationality. Targeted at locals, this is still interesting to foreign visitors, but you really need to take the guided tour to appreciate it and you will need somebody who can translate from Russian. We were told that English language tours are only given in high tourist season (June to August).
Written 3 May 2019
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dattnerh
israel14 contributions
Friends
It is a nice and pleasant garden,with a nice view, but no more. You can't realy learn something there.
Written 24 April 2019
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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN4,110 contributions
Couples
Located on the north shore of Issyk-kul, the Ruh Ordo Cultural Center is dedicated to peace and understanding of the peoples of the world. Small chapels represent five major religions, Islam, Christian (Catholic), Christian (Orthodox), Judaism, and Buddhism. The grounds are filled with statues.

Our country guide explained the meaning of many of the works, but using a park guide would probably be a better choice.

We should have allotted more time than the hour that we did have.
Written 18 March 2019
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Good day, dear OneAddictedTraveler. Thank you for your review. We hope that you will visit us again and our guides will have an opportunity to make a tour for you. It will take about 1.5 hour. Please write us in advance if you will be in our side. Each painting, sculture building even the pear in "Rukh Ordo" has it's own story, some of them are historical anothers are legends and together they will tell about kyrgyz culture throught world's history. With best reguards, Rukh Ordo
Written 20 March 2019
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nathan l
Zichron Yaakov, Israel884 contributions
Friends
it is rare that you see such an amazing cultural complex, that is a strong statement and call for peace and harmony between all people of the world all religions and all races, with a equal respect, showing that all of us can live together in harmony and tolerance.
the location the architecture and the peaceful atmosphere , are sweeping you in a tour of meditation and holiness. DO NOT MISS !!!
Written 26 December 2018
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Good day, dear NATHAN1909. Thank you so much for your review! We very happy to know that people share our ideas! We hope that you recharge and inspired by culture. Wish you all the best! Sincerely, Rukh Ordo
Written 28 December 2018
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mogolan
Ashdod, Israel662 contributions
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You will need at least two hours to peacefully visit this amazing place. Beautifully designed, the sculptures in the gardens, and the chapels dedicated to each religion.
Very interesting place. I think it is a must.
Written 7 December 2018
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Good day, dear mogolan. Thank you so much for your review! We hope that during your visit you feel a soul and mind rest and you will start next year with new forces. Have an amazing journey! With best reguades, Rukh Ordo
Written 7 December 2018
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