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10 Places To Visit In Chechnya

10 Places To Visit In Chechnya

  1. The Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque

The mosque, officially known as the “Heart of Chechnya”, was built based on the classical Ottoman style with a set of 62-metre tall minarets. Modelled after other famous mosques (al-Kubbat Sahra in Jerusalem, Rovzat-Nebevi in Medina, and the Kaaba shrine in Mecca) are the 36 chandeliers in the mosque. The dome appears to float atop four supporting columns. The seemingly airy lightness adds to its beauty.

 

  1. Tsoi-Pede

Meaning ‘Abode of Divinity,’ it is one of 218 cultural heritage sites in Chechnya located in the historic district of Malkhista, ‘Land of the Sun.’  Everyone buried in this place dubbed the “city of the dead” was considered equal to a deity. A place shrouded with mysticism with its crypts. It is not for the faint of heart.

 

  1. Lake Kezenoyam

On the border of Vedensky district of Chechen Republic and Botlikhsky district of Dagestan Republic lays this alpine lake. About 1,800 meters above sea level, it is the largest and deepest lake in the North Caucasus. You can reach the lake in about two hours from Grozny city.

 

  1. Museum Dondi Yurt

Chechnya in miniature is the best way to this open-air “house museum” located in the small town of Urus-Martan opened by Mr.Adam Satuyev. Over 20,000 cultural and historical items are displayed, and the collection continues to grow. Every piece comes with an exciting story told by Mr.Satuyev.

 

  1. The Museum of Akhmad Kadyrov

Located in the centre of Grozny is this museum which upon entering you will be greeted by sheer marble and stunning chandeliers. A shrine to Akhmat and Ramzan, the museum showcases the clothes Akhmat was wearing the day he died and original photographs of the explosion that ripped him apart. Other relics include books Akhmat and Ramzan have written about themselves.

 

  1. The Flower Park

The flower park near the Grozny City complex in Grozny was opened to mark Chechen Women’s Day. It is 4.5 hectares big and has animal topiary to add to the attractiveness of the park. The most conspicuous feature of this park is the heart symbol monument at its entrance, referred to as the Alley of Hearts. At night, this monument lights up to show a lovely appearance.

 

  1. Groznenskoye Sea

The water here is clean and fresh. Every weekend, during the night, you will get to enjoy a beautiful romantic sight thanks to the colourful music fountain that appears to dance. Nearby is a path filled with lanterns that make for a great stroll during the evening.

  1. National Museum of Chechen Republic

Filled with artefacts, pictures, artwork and relics of Chechnya, it is a must-stop for those eager to understand the local history and culture.

 

  1. The castle Phyakoch (Pakoch)

In Itum-Kali, the township occupies an area of 1.7 hectares. Until recent times, there were only ruins to see. Now the tower complex has been restored and is open to visitors. One longitudinal street passes through Pakoch.

 

  1. Ushkaloi Twin Towers

Among the oldest objects of the Koban culture, the architecture of the towers is very peculiar. Having four tiers, they are about 12 metres high. Built into a rock vault, the stone canopy of the rock works as the roof. They also have three walls where the rock serves as the fourth.

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