"The 28 Panfilov Heroes Memorial Park" Kazakhstan Things to Do Tip by paulvir

Kazakhstan Things to Do: 45 reviews and 56 photos


I had a chance to visit The 28 Panfilov Heroes Memorial Park. It's in the city of Almaty so getting there is easy.

There is a large monument which is the 1st picture I posted with this tip. I was surprised to see many wedding parties there taking picture/video and also dropping off flowers in front of the eternal flame in front of the monument. They are there to pay their respects to those who sacrificed themselves so that they could enjoy their life and get married etc.

Some may feel the urge to get onto the large dark granite platform (2nd photo) in front of the monument and run across it but don't do it. It's a sacred place where people come to pay respects.

Behind the 28 Panfilov monument is an Orthodox church built in 1870. It's still used as a church so one must remove hats before entering.

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  • Written Jul 8, 2010
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