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Re: Polygon

Postby steven » Sat May 25, 2019 7:03 am

Just got a message: the Polygon and the museum will be closed for the whole summer due to maintenance works :-( :-( :-(
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Re: Polygon

Postby Chris33 » Sat May 25, 2019 12:37 pm

I'll have to go back to Kazakhstan next year then.

Thank you very much for the info.
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Re: Polygon

Postby steven » Mon May 27, 2019 3:05 pm

There is pressure mounting from tour operators to open it up anyway, so keep an eye on this topic, things might still change over the coming days/weeks.

We talked to the head of the Polygon, and he said he had no idea of any maintenance works, so clearly just an underling who is looking for a bribe or wants to stay at home this summer instead of writing permits.

Will update as we know more.
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Re: Polygon

Postby Els » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:29 am

Any updates? And is it possible to obtain the permission only to visit the museum?
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Re: Polygon

Postby steven » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:11 am

For June all the confirmed tours will run, but no additional tours can be booked for now. Maybe after June? We are still waiting. They are going to have a big meeting soon where there will be a lot of shouting and finger-pointing and maybe something will resolve after that.

Update: there will be a court case.
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Re: Re: Polygon

Postby semmel » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:36 pm

update:
I am in contact with a local tour guide... He told me the museum is closed, but the test site and the atomic lake are visitable.

btw: We are doing a tour on 24th + 25th august (if someone wants to join just hit me a message)
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Re: Re: Polygon

Postby duffydj » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:11 pm

semmel wrote:update:
I am in contact with a local tour guide... He told me the museum is closed, but the test site and the atomic lake are visitable.

btw: We are doing a tour on 24th + 25th august (if someone wants to join just hit me a message)


Hi there. I'm going to be there at the beginning of September.

Did you manage to do the tour? Could you share rough costs or guide contacts?

Many thanks!
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Re: Re: Polygon

Postby semmel » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:38 am

duffydj wrote:
semmel wrote:update:
I am in contact with a local tour guide... He told me the museum is closed, but the test site and the atomic lake are visitable.

btw: We are doing a tour on 24th + 25th august (if someone wants to join just hit me a message)


Hi there. I'm going to be there at the beginning of September.

Did you manage to do the tour? Could you share rough costs or guide contacts?

Many thanks!


Yes we attended the tour! It was an awesome and really interesting tour.

We hired this guide: https://indy-guide.com/en/yerlan Originally he asked for ~ 1500$ for the 2day tour. In the end we paid 1050$ (for 3 people, so 350$ each) for the 2-day tour.

bad news for you: he wrote me recently, that visiting the test site is now prohibited and we were some of the last visitors :(
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Re: Re: Polygon

Postby steven » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:00 am

semmel wrote:
duffydj wrote:
semmel wrote:update:
I am in contact with a local tour guide... He told me the museum is closed, but the test site and the atomic lake are visitable.

btw: We are doing a tour on 24th + 25th august (if someone wants to join just hit me a message)


Hi there. I'm going to be there at the beginning of September.

Did you manage to do the tour? Could you share rough costs or guide contacts?

Many thanks!


Yes we attended the tour! It was an awesome and really interesting tour.

We hired this guide: https://indy-guide.com/en/yerlan Originally he asked for ~ 1500$ for the 2day tour. In the end we paid 1050$ (for 3 people, so 350$ each) for the 2-day tour.

bad news for you: he wrote me recently, that visiting the test site is now prohibited and we were some of the last visitors :(


Guess he got caught. Plenty of cowboys around.
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