We continue our acquaintance with the Russian cities – Irkutsk. The city is located in the valley of the Angara River, at the confluence of its two tributaries, Irkut and Ushakovka, at the Trans-Siberian Railway, 55 km from the unique natural complex, World Heritage Site – Lake Baikal. Irkutsk is a cultural and scientific center of Eastern Siberia, in which more than 600 thousand inhabitants live.
The ancient Siberian city, founded as a prison in 1661. In the fire of 1879 was severely destroyed. Referred to the historical settlements of Russia; The historic center is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Before the October Revolution, it was a merchant city that flourished for a long time on Russian-Chinese trade, and later on the gold industry; a place of political exile. From 1803, it was the center of Siberia, from 1822 to 1884 — the East-Siberian General Governorship. Continue reading
Sevastopol is a unique city located on the peninsula of Crimea. For a long time, he occupied a huge role in the life of the country, as it is located on a strategically important place. The defense of Sevastopol during the Great Patriotic War entered the hearts of millions, and the city received the title of Hero City. However, in Sevastopol are not only all sorts of monuments dedicated to the soldiers, but also the ruins of ancient cities. If you have never been in this truly Great City “with a capital letter” and do not know where to stay – this is a great guide for you to hotels in Sevastopol.
Those who decide to visit Sevastopol should visit the following local attractions:
– Tauric Chersonesos. Continue reading
Officially, 7309 oldest historical monuments are registered in the northern capital. To explore all its attractions is not enough for a month. Informative excursions to the most interesting places will help to feel the spirit of the city, to learn more about the history and culture of the Chinese.
Familiarity with Beijing guides advise you to start with Tiananmen. There are dozens of monuments that will acquaint tourists with the culture and past of the local people. Every day, spectators gather here to see the fascinating ritual of raising the national flag of China. This tradition has been for many years, but it does not cease to cause awe in the hearts of the inhabitants of Beijing. Continue reading