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Russia - Eastern Siberia (PDF Chapter)
This is the Eastern Siberia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.
Endless ice-bound winters, kiln-hot summers, a history of imperial exile and Stalinist savage-ry – Eastern Siberia may not sound like everyone’s first choice of holiday destination, but there’s much more to this vast region than blood-craving mosquitoes and blizzard-lost Gulag camps.
- marvel at ancient Scythian gold at the National Museum in Kyzyl, and the uncanny sounds a human voice can make during Tuvan throat singing
- trek, cycle or hitch a lift across frozen Lake Baikal
- wander boulevards of haughty 19th-century architecture in Irkutsk, the city once known as the ‘Paris of Siberia’
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Krasnoyarsk Territory & Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk, Divnogorsk & Ovsyanka, Abakan & Around, Tuva, Kyzyl & Around, Western Tuva, Kyzyl to Mon-golian Border, Western Bam, Tayshet, Bratsk, Severobaikalsk & Around, Lake Baikal, Irkutsk, Listvyanka, Port Baikal, Olkhon Island, Slyudyanka, Arshan & Tunka Valley, Eastern Baikal, Southern Buryatiya & Zabaikalsky Territory, Ulan-Ude & Around, Chita.
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