Travelling in Khakassia (Russia)
Our world is full of different beautiful places, interesting countries, modern cities and sunny towns. One of such places is the Republic of Khakassia. Travelling in Khakassia is a fascinating opportunity to spend free time with a family, friends and relatives. Tourists from all over the world travel around the republic of Khakassia with a great pleasure, discovering the traditions, costumes and great culture of Khakass people.
This picturesque place is located on the south-east of Siberia, in the western part of the Minusinsk Depression. Khakassia is a part of Russia with a long ancient history and culture. Wild nature, beautiful landscape and great opportunities for travelling attract many tourists throughout the year.
The republic of Khakassia has amazingly beautiful nature. The vast steppes with curative lakes are situated at the foot of grand mountains. Fast-moving rivers and mysterious caves attract adventurers from all over the world. Adventure tours are one of the most interesting parts in travelling in Khakassia.
This region has a long history and ancient culture which has preserved a lot of ancient monuments such as stone stelae and statues, menhirs, burial mounds and petroglyphs. All of them are unique and have huge historical value not only in Russia but also in the world.
Different excursions, tours and trips in Khakassia (Russia) show the magnificent beauty of this region. Stone stelae and statues, menhirs and burial mounds were made by people more than 6000 years ago. The most outstanding culture ever existed on the territory of Khakassia is Okunev archeological culture. It dates back II B.C. (this period belongs to the Bronze Age). Okunev people have left amazing stone monuments which present the world vision of ancient people. Nowadays the government of the republic protects this cultural heritage creating museums, reserves and museums in open-air. There are a lot of tours and trips which aim is to show tourists the ancient history of this region.
The nature of the region is truly beautiful. Vast steppes and a taiga with thick forests meet immense mountains full of glaciers and snow, which doesn’t melt during the whole year. Fast-moving rivers and beautiful vivid lakes with health value are the pride of the region. Summer holidays and trips in Khakassia (Russia) are popular among native people and tourists as well. Spending time near the beautiful lakes is the best opportunity to relax.
The square of Khakassia is more than 60000 square kilometers. The population of the republic is about 536000 people. Abakan is the capital of the region. This town is very popular among tourists because Abakan is the cultural centre with a great amount of different parks, modern museums, theaters, monuments and statues.
In summer in Khakassia tourists like to visit different curative lakes. There are about 500 salt and fresh lakes on the territory of the republic. They are situated in the steppes as well as in taiga. The most popular salt lakes are Belyo, Shira, Tus, Ulug Kol, Balankul and others. The cluster of salt in Lake Tus is about the same as in the Dead Sea. The most famous fresh lakes are Itkul, Black, Fyrkal and others.
Hiking in mountains or discovering caves are also very popular among tourists.
Sayano–Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station is a real pride of Khakassia. It’s one of the most powerful hydroelectric power stations in Russia. Standing on a special viewing platform tourists can see this outstanding powerful dam and excursions present the origin about the creating this dam.
There are some open-air museums and reserves on the territory of the republic. One of them is State Natural Reserve “Khakassky” consisting of nine sites which can be easily divided into two groups: mountain-taiga group and steppe group. The sites of the reserve combine almost all landscape and natural parts of Khakassia. For example, a clear fresh lake Itkul is situated on the territory of the reserve which is also known as small Baikal and mountain mass Oglakhty, here is the biggest cluster of ancient petroglyphs.
Beautiful nature makes this place appealing for tourists. Travelling in Khakassia (Russia) will leave unforgettable memories on you. You will definitely return back to enjoy the picturesque nature of beautiful Khakassia again.