Russia - The Urals (Chapter)
This is the The Urals chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.
Marking the border between Europe and Asia, the Ural Mountains stretch from the Kara Sea in the north to Kazakhstan in the south. When Russia stumbled onto this Aladdin’s cave full of lustrous treasures many centuries ago, the mineral riches allowed Russia to expand into Siberia beyond.
- experience ice and a moment of pitch darkness in Kungur’s ice cave
- hike into the Zyuratkul mountain range or stroll the shoreline of Lake Zyuratkul
- visit Perm-36, the former labour camp and today a haunting Gulag memorial
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Perm Territory, Perm & Around, Kungur, Sverdlovsk Region, Yekaterinburg & Around, Republic of Bashkortostan & Chelyabinsk Region, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, When to Go, History, Sights, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Activities and Shopping.
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