Dungan Cultural Dinner

Oasis of Dungan Culture

Step into an evening of Dungan culture and food. Join your local Dungan host to experience the modern Dungan meal of HoGo, a communal meal your group can enjoy together as you learn about the history of the Dungan ethnic group and how this Muslim Chinese people immigrated to Central Asia over 140 years ago. Afterwards, try on traditional Dungan costumes (great for a photo shoot) and take home a small souvenir of the experience to help it live on in your heart long after you've left for home.

Tour Highlights

  • Join your friends and family in selecting your favourite ingredients from the wide variety laid out across the table, and plunging them into a delicious broth that cooks them while you wait.
  • Engage with your welcoming hostess to learn about local aspects of modern and traditional Dungan culture and lifestyles, which vary from country to country in Central Asia and even region to region within Kyrgyzstan. 
  • Taste a range of traditional Dungan sweets, pastries, and tea to finish off your meal.

*This tour offers mostly vegetarian food. Vegetarian-only meals can be provided upon request. Please inform of food allergies at the time of booking.

Dungan Cultural Dinner

2.5 Hours  | From 1200 KGS

per person


This tour is offered by Dungan House Karakol. As a member of Destination Karakol, this business is actively invested in promoting tourism and community development in Karakol and the surrounding region.

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Tour Details


Upon request (Except Mondays)
(book at least 1 day in advance)


18:00 - 20:30 ( or upon special request)


2.5 hours

Good For

Adults, families, children


English, Russian


Rain or shine.

Minimum Group Size

5 (or upon special request)

Maximum Group Size

15 people

Meeting Point

Destination Karakol Visitor Center

Price Includes:

  • Food and ingredients
  • Transportation
    (round-trip, inside Karakol)
  • Tea & Non-Alcoholic drinks

Not Included in Price:

  • Soda, bottled water;
    guests may bring their own
    alcoholic beverages)

Additional Information

Learn about the unique culture of ethnic Dungans during a visit to the small museum located inside Dungan House. Traditional wedding dresses, paintings and an authentic atmosphere will help you to deeply immerse yourself in this experience!

Tour Location and Meeting Point

This food tour takes place in Karakol. The meeting point is at the Destination Karakol Visitor Center (22 Gagarin Street, Karakol).