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Excursion in Semipalatinsk.

Recommended excursion rounds on town of East Kazakhstan.

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving” 

Lao Tzu.

Season: year round.
Duration of the excursion: 6 hours.
Advanced reservation: for 48 hours.

Detailed program of an excursion trip in Semey:

Trip from Astana to Semipalatinsk.

Sightseeing tour of Semey. A visit to the regional historical museum of local lore located in the former house of the governor, the state historical, cultural and literary memorial museum-reserve of Abay Kunanbayev, visiting the gallery of monuments to Lenin and the monuments of the Soviet period at the “Semey” hotel, visiting the Orthodox Resurrection Cathedral, visiting the Yamyshevsky Gate, which are the monument to the founding of the town, visiting the Abay Square, visiting the Victory Memorial erected in honor of the 40th anniversary of the victory in World War II, visiting architect Gabdulla Effendi’s one-stone stone mosque, a XIXth-century monument, a visit to the two-chamber cathedral mosque built with financial support from merchants Seleimenov, Abdeshev, Rafik ova, visiting the literary museum of F.M. Dostoevsky, the first in Kazakhstan museum of printing, a small museum of radio, a museum in memory of the Japanese volunteer Masuhiko Takagi, the Museum of Fine Arts of the Nevzorov family (the Moscow family of famous collectors presented Semipalatinsk with a collection of unique canvases that have been gathered for several generations as a sign of admiration for his special spiritual aura. In the museum there are originals of such geniuses of painting as Tropinin, Shishkin, Gay, Levitan, Serov, Repin, Clover, Korovin, Rembrandt), the Alash Arystary museum (about the leaders and history of the party Alash-Orda"), the country's oldest historical museum of local lore, the first woman of the Kazakh woman - Hero of the Soviet Union Manshuk Mametova, a museum for the construction of a suspension bridge.
Sightseeing tour of the city of Semey: visiting the new suspension bridge built by Japanese builders, the museum of construction of the suspension bridge.

Short information on the town of Semipalatinsk.

Оn hearing Semipalatinsk, most people think atom bomb experiments on  the test sites in the Kazakh steppe. Hardly anyone would think of choosing this place as а travel destination. Nevertheless, this does Semipalatinsk wrong. Not only have the tests stopped since 1991 and radiation has gone down in the city and its surroundings to significantly below internationality recognised maximum levels of tolerance.
But there is much to see in the place as well. Inhabitants of Semipalatinsk caringly and proudly refer to their city as the spiritual capital of Kazakhstan. In doing so, they can drain from а rich history. In 1616, word reached Russia about а city by the name of Dorzhinkit. It was supposed to be located on the right bank of the Irtysh, at the site of an ancient Lamaist monastery of Zhungar origin.
The city in the fertile Irtysh plain had come to flourish thanks to the trade routes that crossed the river through а nearby wading passage. The name Semipalatinsk is supposed to go back to the year 1718, when Peter I ordered to turn Dorzhinkit into а fortress including seven palaces that formed the city's centre.
However, the Russian-Orthodox church name was only officiaIly given in 1760 to а second fortress that was built on the spot where the present-day city is situated.

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

Alexander Petrov