Cholpon Ata Attractions

Top Things to Do in Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Things to Do in Cholpon Ata

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  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,212 contributions
    I was both enthralled and sad to see the site. The artwork itself is stunning, but I wish there was care put towards preserving it. Just a handful of petroglyphs are still visible and even those in bad shape. Nothing protects them from the elements or vandals. If this goes on, they will soon be gone.
    The place deserves more care, they ca easily make the tickets more expensive, preserve the art and maybe add more information about it. I'd pay happily.
    As it is, the site is quite, easy to explore, quite easy to find as well. There is a small souvenir shop, bought a carved rock magnet.
    Written 5 September 2022
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  • Mary T
    Buenos Aires, Argentina2,726 contributions
    All the articles are from around the lake. The succession of rulers, including Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, is chronicled. There is a big section on the orally-transmitted epic poem Manas. The nomad lifestyle and traditions are covered, including musical instruments, jewelry, rugs and clothing. There is some material on the Soviet era. Add a little natural history and there you have the history of the zone! Some of the signage is in English, but not all. No pictures allowed unless you pay a fee.
    Written 3 May 2019
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  • Alex_Johnson_Bishkek
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan885 contributions
    I have been to the Hippodrome in Cholpon Ata a few times for the World Nomad Games and for a few other special events. It's a really nice spot in Cholpon Ata and the view of the lake from the Hippodrome is great! It's a must see spot!
    Written 8 November 2018
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  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,212 contributions
    Not much going on, just a straight road. I mean, its cool to run around an airport runway, but it's still a road. It's probably more fun to drive, we just walked. It is basically the road leading to the petroglyph museum. Wort checking out if you ran out of things to do.
    Written 5 September 2022
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  • shiraziwine
    Shiraz, Iran1,273 contributions
    there is nothing to see than a statue in the middle of a small park, i think after a long walking in the city this park and statue can be a nice place to stop for some minutes
    Written 31 August 2019
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  • JGDynamo
    Canada2,158 contributions
    The Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum is more of a photo opportunity than a tourist attraction. It is in a beautiful setting but there is little else to describe so take your pictures enjoy the view for 15minutes then continue on.
    Written 3 July 2018
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, MD8,226 contributions
    Our hotel caretaker, Vova, used this good 1+ km stretch of pavement to take us uphill to the petroglyphs, where it ends. Just 400 meters to the east of Hotel Panorama, it's accessed by a dirt lane off the main highway.
    Written 14 September 2018
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  • shiraziwine
    Shiraz, Iran1,273 contributions
    This Fountain is one like many others but i just went there to take a portrait picture of the statue, thats all
    Written 2 September 2019
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  • Natalya Erol
    Almaty, Kazakhstan8 contributions
    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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  • helenaBratislava
    Sydney, Australia261 contributions
    A few kilometers past Cholpon Atta is a turn off to Chudo Voda. After just cca 200 metres off the main road you come to rockpools with natural hot water. Entry costs 200 Som. There are changing rooms and towels can be borrowed for 50 Som. It was lovely to relax in the hot water while gazing at the snowy peaks across the lake. Certainly relieves sore muscles and if that is not enough, massage is available.
    Suitable for children as the pools are not very deep.
    Written 12 June 2017
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