As a child, were you afraid of babayku, ghosts and other mystical creatures? But there are people who are ready to overcome hundreds of kilometers to see, or at least feel the presence of otherworldly forces. If you also dream of doing this, but do not know where to go, then here are the top 10 best places for mystical tourism in Russia. The list was compiled on the basis of data from the agency TurStat, whose specialists analyzed the popularity of the so-called "places of power" and reviews of tourists on the Web.
This natural-historical monument consists of several separate heights - "chests". They are all low and easy to climb. The chests interested archaeologists with their burial grounds, cave paintings and ancient structures that could serve to observe the course of heavenly bodies.
According to legend, the Khakass spirits do not allow everyone to the Chests. They confuse the road or send thunderstorms and winds to the unwanted. If a person still manages to visit these places, it is imperative to tie a ribbon on the sacrificial tree - as a sign of respect for the spirits.
This mountain range is also unique for its excellent acoustics. Even a quiet word spoken at the top of the slope will be heard by people at the bottom of the ridge, although the distance between the speaker and the listener is at least 200 meters. This effect can be explained by air currents going from top to bottom.
This place is sacred to Buddhists. It contains the Imperishable Lama, who in 1927 "went to nirvana" and never returned. He is still in the meditation posture. His body changes weight, maintains temperature, and scientists have no explanation for this phenomenon. Many Buddhists believe that the Imperishable Lama will wake up one day as he promised.
This fortified settlement of the Bronze Age is the most mysterious place in the Urals. It is located at the same latitude as the Amur Pillars and Stonehenge, and is considered one of the "places of power." It is called the city of the Sun and the ancestral home of the Aryans.
Arkaim is surrounded by low mountains, each of which bears its own name. One of the legends associated with Arkaim says that if you climb Mount Shamanka and make a wish, it will definitely come true. And the mountain of Reason was allegedly visited by Jesus Christ himself.
It was rumored that Dmitry Mendeleev himself (the author of the periodic table of chemical elements) tried to measure the depth of the lake using a 100-meter rope. But its length was not enough either. Already near the coast it is impossible to "dive" to the bottom. It is replaced by a silty suspension.
One of the rapidly gaining popularity types of tourism in recent years is mountain tourism. Overcoming glaciers, gentle and steep slopes, passes on foot is good for health, accessible, informative. Let's figure out which countries are the best and cheapest to travel in the mountains.
Despite the fact that the country is considered one of the poorest countries in the world, connoisseurs of rest "with meaning" choose this place. Tours to Nepal today are the most popular among seekers of inspiration and thirsty for extreme sports. Experts say that trekking here is the best in the world.
Flight. When going to the Himalayas, be aware that there are no direct flights Moscow - Kathmandu. You will have to spend at least 20 hours on the way. But the beauty of the moment is that there is a great opportunity to visit other cities in transit: Doha or Dubai, for example. The most pleasant round-trip ticket price is 34,796 rubles today.
It is better to plan a trip during the "dry" period, when nature blooms after the monsoons, the air becomes clear, and the weather improves - October-November, April-May. February-April is warm, December-January is cool (and cheap hotels, as a rule, do not imply heating), May-June is very hot and dusty, June-September is rainy.
Accommodation. During peak seasons, hotels are overcrowded. Those who prefer "habitable" tourist places will suit the Thamel district in Kathmandu, which is oriented towards European guests. It is clean, comfortable, service is at the level. The price for a room in five "stars" per day can reach $ 250. But you can find a good hotel for $ 20.
Small guest houses - guesthouses located in small towns are suitable for those looking for a budget but atmospheric vacation. There are also double rooms. The pleasure will cost $ 5-8 per day.
If you want to live in the capital, go to the Freak Street area, now called Basantapur. Not pretentious, not expensive, the price per room starts at $ 10.
Food. You can taste dishes of national cuisine (Nepalese gastronomy is uncomplicated) in any street cafe or restaurant. The food is worth a penny. A hearty lunch or dinner is really for $ 2-3. Prices in a tourist cafe will be twice as expensive.
What to see:
• mountains Manaslu, Annapurna, Everest • nature reserves Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan • Kathmandu and its surroundings Nagarkot, Baktapur
Exotic that cannot be compared with the usual rest. A country of snow-white mountain peaks (there are more than forty of them here), temples and healers. Tibet is conventionally divided into four tourist regions:
There are more than a thousand cities in Russia and each of them is beautiful in its own way, but we will single out 10 cities that are in demand among tourists and have a rich history. And so the best cities in Russia for tourism:
St. Petersburg is the second capital of Russia, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city has just a cosmic number of attractions: from huge museums to ancient palaces. St. Petersburg can be called a visual book of the History of Russia.
Palaces have been located here since the time of Peter the Great, Elizabeth Petrovna, Catherine the Second, Paul the First, etc. St. Petersburg should be visited at the end of June (during this period there are white nights in the city), but if you are bothered by a large number tourists, then you can come in May or September. Read also about the Vitebsk railway station in St. Petersburg and see a selection of city tours.
There are no special sights in Irkutsk, the most important asset of this city is Baikal, located 66 kilometers from the city. Baikal is one of the most picturesque places in Russia, which is definitely worth a visit. You can come here at any time of the year.
In winter - skiing and snowmobiling, swimming in hot springs, and simply breathtaking landscapes. In summer - boat cruises, descents along mountain rivers and much more! Choose excursions around Irkutsk.
Kaliningrad (Königsberg) has been a German colony for a long time, which is why it is so different from other cities in Russia. The city was built and remains, to this day, the most Gothic and mysterious city in Russia.
You can come here at any time of the year, since the city is located in a temperate climatic zone, and the weather here is almost always comfortable. The city is especially beautiful in spring and autumn, but if you do not want to see crowds of tourists, then you should choose the winter months.
Being in Russia and not visiting its capital means not being in Russia. Moscow is the largest and most developed city in the country. There are a lot of attractions, parks and recreation sites that you can visit.
There are a lot of buildings in Moscow that are part of the UNESCO heritage (Kremlin, Novodevichy Convent, Church of the Ascension). You can come to Moscow at any time of the year, but you should refrain from traveling on holidays (New Year, etc.), because during this period, there is a terrible influx of tourists and huge queues.
The main tourist city of the country and the southern capital of Russia. Lovers of incredible landscapes come here, as well as those who just like to lie on the beach. After the Olympics, the city has noticeably changed and has become one of the most expensive cities in the country.
It is better to book tickets and hotels in a couple of three months, because finding accommodation spontaneously is almost impossible. You need to come here, of course, in the summer, because the main attraction of Sochi is the sea. There is nothing to do here in winter, the subtropical climate is good only in summer, at other times of the year there is constant rain. Exceptions are ski resorts.
The cold and long winter is over, the gentle spring sun warms the soul and heart, and the same eternal question is maturing in my head: "Where to go?" Summer is ahead - the time of unbridled fun and adventure, the time of white nights and dancing until the morning, the time of picnics and field trips, the time of melted ice cream and Mediterranean sunburn ...
Stop! Why Mediterranean? Summer can be beautifully spent in the vastness of our vast homeland. And you will have all the delights of summer and interesting leisure, and "Wow" what places, and your tan is no worse than the Mediterranean. Doubt? We, right now, will try to convince you otherwise.
Let's see what the country we live in has to offer us.
So, TOP-10 of the most interesting places to visit and rest in Russia:
"Only mountains can be better than the sea!"
A truly unique place. Many people rightly believe that it is here that you will find the most ideal climate in Russia. Due to the political uproar, the flow of tourists not only did not diminish, but increased several times: both those who had once been captivated by the local atmosphere and beauty, and those who still have everything ahead, rushed here. The Republic of Crimea is ready to welcome you throughout the year, and despite the fact that the swimming season lasts here from May to October, even in winter you will find something to do in Crimea, since the list of attractions is impressive. The golden sands of Feodosia, the legendary Swallow's Nest fortress, the picturesque bays of Cape Fiolent, the Massandra Palace Museum, the magnificent Paradise Park, the medieval cave city of Mangup, the unique marble cave on the Chatyr-Dag plateau, the majestic Karadag natural reserve, the warm and gentle sea , beautiful waterfalls and mountain ranges, palaces and museums, ancient temples, dolmens, mountain lakes and endless forests - all this is Crimea.
TOP-10 places in Russia. Crimea.
In addition, the best resorts of the Black Sea coast are concentrated here: Yalta, Alushta, Balaklava, Evpatoria and others. Crimea is a great place for families with children and for improving health weakened by the long winter in numerous sanatoriums. For active youth - Cape Tarkankhut in summer, it has long been chosen by divers and surfers from different parts of our country, and the top of Ai-Petri (the highest mountain of the Crimean Republic) in winter is a paradise for snowboarders and skiers. And this is not the whole list of the proposed entertainment. It all depends on your finances, available time, preferences and, of course, energy. To see everything - you will have to come here again, and again, and again ... And every time, this friendly peninsula will find something to please and surprise you.
The most convenient way to get from Moscow and St. Petersburg is by plane. Travel time is 3.5-4 hours. The cost of a direct flight Moscow-Simferopol-Moscow is from 8 thousand rubles and from 14 thousand rubles for residents of St. Petersburg. You can also get there by train, but it will be a very difficult path: a few days on the train, then a bus, a ferry and again a bus. The pleasure is dubious, besides, you are unlikely to be able to save money, rather the opposite.
Prices for housing in Crimea are different and depend on the geographic location, proximity to the sea and the type of housing. The choice is huge, for every taste and budget: guest houses, hostels, the private sector, sanatoriums, boarding houses, hotels, campings, etc. Price per day from 200 r. (on average 500-600 rubles) and ad infinitum. At most campsites, you can stay for free.
Sochi is certainly not Turkey, and not even Egypt, but thanks to the 2014 Winter Olympics, the city blossomed and shone with new colors and the flow of tourists does not dry out and even gain momentum. The service, unfortunately, is not foreign, but the level is slowly growing, and who knows, perhaps we will someday reach the foreign level. In any case, at all times, people went to rest in Sochi, and I am sure they will continue to travel. Warm sea, sweet watermelons, juicy kebabs and honey PAHLAVA - in all this there is its own unique color, which many will not exchange for abroad "Ol Inclusive". Where, as not in Sochi, you can ride on a snowboard in snow-covered tops and wrecked bones on Black Sea Beach. Be sure to visit the Olympic village located at the level of 1,100 meters above sea level, the Olympic Park in the Adlerian district and the first in Russia adventure park at the height - SkyPark created by AJ Hackett. To date, 8 parks are working in the world under the AJ Hackett brand in different parts of the planet: in Germany, France, China, Australia and Singapore. The largest oceanarium in Russia, the Riviera entertainment park, a huge arboretum area of about 49 hectares, singing fountains - all this will undoubtedly screens up your leisure and dilute Beach weekdays. Add a huge amount of caves, waterfalls, dolmens, sources, lakes and rivers to this, and here are an unforgettable vacation, which will certainly be not enough to cover everything.
On October 28, 2015, France boasts a striking variety of landscapes, from the snow-top of Mont Blanc to the deep blue seas of the Mediterranean. Each region offers inspiring hikes, with easy to advanced trails that are sure to impress. Be amazed by the Alpine scenery of the Chamonix Valley as you cruise past glaciers and wildflowers.
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