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Excursion to ALZHIR camp.

Package holiday operator Silk Road Adventures in Kazakhstan.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”

Charles Darwin.

Short description of route of excursion walk to settlement of Akmol to museum ALZHIR:

Astana - Korgaldzhin Highway - lake Taldykol - settlement of Karaotkel - settlement of Akmol - Astana.

Distance of route: 36 km.
Season: all the year round.
Best time for an excursion: May - August.
Advance reservation: in 48 hours.
Duration of excursion: 1 day.

Detailed program of an excursion to Akmola region:

Office Attractions Silk Road Adventures in Kazakhstan.

Transfer: Astana - settlement of Akmol (36 km).
Our way from Astana goes on Korgaldzhin Highway to the settlement of Korgaldzhino which is the administrative center of Korgaldzhin district. Further the road conducts to the Korgaldzhino reserve.
We pass city housing estates, the lake Taldykol and the road conducts us on the southwest. On the right housing estate Urker and cottage town of families of officers of army of Kazakhstan, settlement of Karaotkel.
Soon we in the settlement of Akmol, called the settlement earlier - the Robin. The settlement of Akmol is located in the Tselinograd district of the Akmola region on the bank of the lake Zhalanash, which belongs to Tengiz to system of lakes.
In a northern part of the settlement there is a museum ALZHIR (Akmola camp of wives of traitors of the Homeland). The Akmola camp was the largest concentration camp in the USSR for wives of traitors of the Homeland and their children.
The museum and memorial complex opens a monument "A grief arch", two compositions "Despair and powerlessness", "Fight and hope" follow further. The complex also includes: the museum building, "The Stalin carriage", the Wall of memory and memorable plates established by the embassies accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
An excursion in the museum, visit of a museum exposition. Visit of Russian Orthodox Church and the central square in the settlement of Akmol.
End of an excursion, return to Astana.

Author program of Alexander Petrov. Copying and introduction -  from the sanction of the author .