Top Places to Visit in Russia: Best Sights to See the Russian Nature
Russia is the largest country in the world! It occupies over 17 million square kilometers. Therefore, it is not surprising that there are many unusual and interesting places to visit. In this article, we tried to compile the unique tourist destinations that you can reach by yourself or with us.
1.The Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka
The Valley of Geysers is located in the Far East of Russia, on the bank of the Pacific Ocean. his is the only geyser field in Eurasia and one of the largest in the world. It covers an area of about 2 square km. It was recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Here you can find over 20 large geysers and springs, periodically throwing fountains of boiling water or steam. Today, the Valley of Geysers is one of the most visited places in Russia! However, the valley is difficult to access, and its territory is a reserve. Wild tourism is banned in the Valley of Geysers. You may take the helicopter excursions, which have very strict requirements to preserve the ecosystem. Independent access of tourists to the Valley of Geysers is strictly limited.
2. Putorana Plateau, Siberia
This is one of the most ancient plateaus of volcanic origin! It is composed of basalt from the Siberian Traps. Putorana Plateau is also the northernmost plateau in the world. As everything in Russia, the plateau is huge! We can compare its area to the area of Great Britain. “Putorana” means “lakes with steep shores”. Putorana State Nature Reserve was listed as a UNESCO site.
The highest mountain stands 1700 m above sea level. Because of the special mountain landscape, even the smallest river forms several waterfalls along its course. The plateau is often called the land of canyons and waterfalls, since here is the largest concentration of waterfalls in Russia.
The nature of the area is picturesque, there are rare species of plants, animals and birds. Walking tours, cycling tours, helicopter tours are organized on the plateau. Rafting along the mountainous rivers is also possible. Northern fishing may interest fishermen.
Photo by Sergei Gorshkov
- We plan to make a big winter Tour from Moscow to Baikal for 1-2 months by car in 2020-2021.
We will visit many cities and villages on our way there to see the real Russia as well as make a wonderful journey in Baikal region with visiting many non-touristic sites. Do you want to join? Email us!