Нийтлэгдсэн огноо: 2019-02-21 18:53:00
To travel the Trans-Siberian Railway is a dream, lurking in the back of the minds of many of us. It is the longest railway line in the world, consisting of 9,288 kilometers, spanning 7 time zones and taking up a week to reach your final destination. This guide suggests the best stops to visit and the most beautiful things to see during your journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway. It is your choice either to see the picturesque mountains from the train compartment, or go out into wild Siberia and explore its unique and hospitable cities and towns.
It is recommended that you begin your Trans-Siberian Rail journey in the magnificent and splendid city on the Neva river. The most beautiful city in Russia is full of romantic ambiance, bridges, museum-like streets and imperial spirit. Russian’s northern capital has an unparalleled cultural history that will be of interest to genuine lovers of all things classical: theatre, ballet and opera. Even a week spent at an offbeat rapid pace will not be enough to cover the tip of city’s cultural heritage iceberg. Buildings and monuments of great historical importance wait to be explored and discovered, including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Paul and Peter Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt; national museums present the greatest works of Russian and European painters, concentrated in the State Hermitage Museum and the Erarta Gallery; whereas incredibly detailed and passionate theatre and opera performances must be experienced at the Mariinsky Theater. St Petersburg will please fans of traditional sightseeing and historic cultural heritage, and will surprise those looking for an alternative side to the city, where secret hangout spots ofPetersburg’s youth and local citizens will open at a glance. To explore just the most famous attractions, it may take you several weeks.
Yaroslavl and Volga River
Yekaterinburg and the Ural Mountains
Being one of Russia’s largest cities, Kazan is an important industrial and cultural center which lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka rivers in central Russia. Kazan is interesting and unique as it has been the capital city and cultural hub for the Volga Tatars. Kazan has carefully preserved the vibe of an authentic Russian province, but its architectural appearance has undergone some dramatic changes over the past decade. In this city, freedom, pithiness, tradition and modern influences have intertwined in a perfect symbiosis. The definite highlight of the city is the Kazan Kremlin Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an incredible mosque and a perfect onion-domed cathedral.
Reached if travelling via the secondary route on Trans-Manchurian Railway, Beijing is the modern capital of China, as well as an ancient city with a completely unique culture, language, food and pace of life. Before entering Beijing, the train passes a dozen almost identical steppes and a few picturesque and industrially important Chinese cities, including Harbin, Changchun and Shanhaiguan, where you will be able to see the UNESCO World Heritage sight, the Great Wall of China, as well as take some stunning photos from the window of your train compartment.
Vladivostok is the final destination of the 9,288 kilometers Trans-Siberian Railway route. The port city will welcome you with its renowned and impressive white-washed central rail station. Vladivostok is a military port, home to the Russian Pacific Fleet, located on the western shores of the Japanese Sea. Vladivostok is captivating, with its genuine mix of different cultures: the Russian language, Japanese cars, and Asian cuisine. Start your discovery of Vladivostok by overlooking this charming port city from its waterfront promenade: huge ships, containers with foreign goods, and the sea air create a romantic mood. To cover the whole city at a glance, ride on the funicular railway, and definitely go beyond the city to the untouched and remote parts of the Primorye region, including Khasan, Olginsky and Khanka districts, which offer an endless sea, fresh and unpolluted air and elegant nature.
By Valeria Nikonova
The Route of the Trans-Siberian Railway