Top 5 Reasons To Travel To Russia
There are many reasons why people travel to Russia. Some people travel to Russia to bask in the Russian experience; some others go to adopt children and there are others that go just because they can. However, the intrepid traveler has different reasons to travel to Russia.
Here are the top 5 reasons to travel to Russia in no particular order:
Reason 1: Moscow
People travel to Russia to see Moscow and experience the Russian way of city life. Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation and has over 11 million inhabitants. It is the largest city in Europe. Owing to its size, Moscow is constantly in a state of reconstruction. However, one cannot miss the unique traditional character of Moscow with its hills, meandering of Moskva river, the walls of Kremlin, the beautiful metro and wide boulevards that alternate with narrow inner city lanes.
In the heart of Moscow are the famous Kremlin, Red Square with Lenin’s mausoleum, Twerskaya Road and Arbat. On this road, you will find luxurious hotels, bars, restaurants and shops. Right on the banks of Moskva River is the famous Gorky Park where you can indulge in the numerous recreation activities.
Reason 2: St Petersburg
St Petersburg was once Russia’s capital and now it is considered to be Moscow’s little brother. The pace of life in St Petersburg has slowed down as the people have a more laid back attitude. There are hardly any big corporate industries in the city but it still offers a lot. St Petersburg is the city of cultural wealth and entertainment. The city has more imported architectural styles per square mile compared to any other city in the world. It is home to the famous Russian Opera and Russian Ballet.
Reason 3: The Golden Ring
The Golden Ring is called Zolotoe Koltso in Russian and it a cultural belt of small medieval towns like Vladimir, Suzdal, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Vologda along with many other smaller towns and villages. The Golden Ring offers traditional wooden architectural designs which are connected to the traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Reason 4: Lake Baikal
The lake is also known as the Pearl of Siberia and it is the world’s deepest and biggest lake by volume. It is very popular with people who love the outdoors. Lake Baikal is more than 640 km (400 mi) long and over 1,600 m (5,000 feet) deep.
Reason 5: Trans-Siberian Railway
The Trans-Siberian Railway is considered to be the longest train route in the world. When you travel aboard the train, it takes you across the entire Asian continent and a large part of Europe. The train starts from Moscow’s Yaroslavky Rail Terminal and ends its journey at Vladivostok at the Pacific Ocean. The Trans-Siberian Railway takes 6 days to traverse this distance of 9,289 kilometers.
More Articles :