Russia - Russian Far East (Chapter)
This is the Russian Far East chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.
In the Russian Far East, areas of snow-capped mountains and taiga, bigger than some European countries, separate former Cossack fort towns, old Gulag camps, towns raised on stilts over permafrost and once-closed Soviet ports roaring with new business.
- climb a fuming volcano around Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the wild Kamchatka Peninsula
- search out the best views of sublime Golden Horn Bay in mountain-spiked Vladivostok
- restaurants and accommodation
- go exotic with horsemeat, reindeer and frozen fish meals in fascinating Yakutsk
Coverage includes: Eastern Trans-Siberian, Blagoveshchensk, Birobidzhan, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok & around, Eastern BAM, Tynda, Komsomolsk-Na-Amure, Verkhnyaya Ekon, Sakha Republic, Yakutsk & around, Lena Pillars, Oymyakon, Sakhalin Island, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Kholmsk, Kuril Islands, Kamchatka, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky & around and Esso.
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