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Pavlodar is a city in northeastern Kazakhstan. It is the capital of the Pavlodar Province and has a population of 318,000 (January 2009).

Get in[edit]

From Almaty by train either through Astana or through Semipalatinsk (Semei). Through Astana, trains run everyday and through Semipalatinsk every other day.

From Astana either by evening train or several buses a day.

From Omsk (Russia) by train or bus.

Flights on Air Astana are available from Astana and Almaty and on S7 from Moscow.

Long-distance and regional buses are available from most surrounding cities.

Get around[edit]

Within the city, there are many options for getting around. A fairly simple yet complete bus and marshrutka system exists as does a tram system. Taxis can be taken most places in the city for 350 tenge (as of November 2012). Outer regions of the city usually run about 400-450 tenge.

To learn more about the bus system, one can download an electronic interactive map of the city. Click on the little "A" circles, which are the bus stops, to see what buses go there.

Many things are in walking distance as well if you're looking for a little exercise.

See[edit][add listing]

Pavlodar is a fairly quiet and uneventful former Soviet city. The main attractions to see here are the Mosque, the Orthodox Church, and the WWII memorial park and statue.

Near the river is a nice trail to walk along that will take you south to the old River Station, which operates summer boat rides in the summer for a couple hundred tenge.

There are a number of old theaters, including the old Chekov theater, and concert halls. There are also a few museums of interest.

Do[edit][add listing]

The night life is quite active in Pavlodar. There are several night clubs that play mostly techno and house music, though almost all have an 80s or 90s night during the week. Most cost 1000 tenge to get in:

Bumer (Бумер) ул. Торайгырова 62 tel.: 8 (7182) 555730

Bayanaul (Баянаул) ул. Кутузова 36 tel.: 8 (7182) 460305, 546285, 546227

Karabas (Карабас) Пл. Победы 25 tel.: 8 (7182) 321932

Crystal(Кристалл) ул. Ломова 38 tel.: 8 (7182) 675610

159 (formerally 777) ул. Кутузова 159 tel.: 8 (7182) 572652

Buy[edit][add listing]

Like all cities, there are several major open and closed bazaars in the city. There are also several large shopping centers ("Артур", "Тулпар", and "Цум") and several large grocery store chains (GROS, Рубиком, Аманат Махх).

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Pavlodar hotel, Sary-Arka hotel


Get out[edit]

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