Destinations

IRKUTSK

IRKUTSK is a 351 year old Russian Siberian city. In 1652, Ivan Pokhabov built a zimovye (winter quarters) near the site of Irkutsk for gold trading and for the collection of fur taxes from the Buryats. In 1661, Yakov Pokhabov built an ostrog nearby.

MAP OF THE IRKUTSK CITY WALKING TOUR. EXPLORE IRKUTSK WITHOUT A GUIDE

BUDGET ACCOMMODATION IN IRKUTSK CITY CENTER AND THE TRAIN STATION AREA

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES. WHAT IS POSSIBLE TO SEE IN THE IRKUTSK AREA

LISTVYANKA

LISTVYANKA is an urban-type settlement in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, situated seventy kilometres from Irkutsk, near the point where the Angara River leaves Lake Baikal. Listvyanka is accessible by bus or ferry from Irkutsk. Its population is 1,882 (2010 Census).

HOW OT GET TO LISTVYANKA FROM IRKUTSK

BUDGET ACCOMMODATION IN THE VILLAGE OF LISTVYANKA

WHAT TO DO IN LISTVYANKA

BICYCLES FOR RENT, DOG SLEDDING, RUSSIAN STEAM BATH

OLKHON ISLAND

Olkhon is the fourth-largest lake-bound island in the world. It is by far the largest island in Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia, with an area of 730 km² (280 sq. miles). Olkhon has a dramatic combination of terrain and is rich in archeological landmarks.

HOW TO GET TO OLKHON ISLAND FROM IRKUTSK

WHERE TO STAY IN KHUZIR, OLKHON ISLAND

WHAT TO DO ON OLKHON ISLAND

 

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