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About Irkutsk

Irkutsk is located in the southeast of Eastern Siberia. It is the capital of Russia’s Irkutsk Oblast. The city has a history spanning over 300 years. Irkutsk Oblast is home to over 1500 tourist locations. A popular location is Lake Baikal and Irkutsk is the closest city to it. There are many examples of unique historic architecture in the city. Some outstanding examples are the Church of the Savior, Sobor Bogoyavlensky, Znamensky Monastery, and the city’s various museums.

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Trip Moments

Located in the heart of Russia, Siberia is the source of cold air. In the winter, the temperature can reach minus 40 °C. Under such a cold, how do people living here survive?

You may be able to find the answer in the Taritz Chalet Village not far from Lake Baikal. This is actually an open-air museum. It was the old building of the Siberian wooden house that was relocated when the Irkutsk reservoir was built. It is a small museum in each chalet.

The chapel in the chalet village is said to have been built in the 17th century. It has been hundreds of years old and has a Siberian character. The fare is only 150 rubles per person and the parking is 50 rubles. It is very cheap.

Chalet - This is the way people living in Siberia are used to resist the long winters here. The most sparsely populated Siberia is the vast expanse of virgin forests, the thick woods that are built in Siberia. The best material - in fact, in today's Siberian towns and villages, it is still the world of wooden houses.

It is snowy outside the window, and the house is warm as spring. Wood is a very thermal insulation material. It is said that the insulation performance is 400 times that of the previous one and 16 times that of concrete. In Siberia, where forest resources are abundant, there is no longer a more suitable building to withstand the cold than the wooden house. The buildings in the

Taritz Chalets were all relocated. The construction of the Irkutsk Reservoir caused the water level to rise, so the locals moved the traditional wooden houses in the submerged areas. Each chalet is an exhibition hall that recreates the life scenes of Russian pioneers and Buryats in the 17th century.

Talitz Chalet Village is not far from Lake Baikal, the world's deepest freshwater lake. Walking along the village road will take you to the Angara River, the only river flowing out of Lake Baikal. Open and calm, the opposite slopes are covered with white snow, and the coniferous forests of Siberia are everywhere.

Villagers living near the village of Taritz Chalets set up their stalls in the open air to sell their own jams and smoked fish Lake Baikal is rich in meaty Omri fish.

The horse-drawn sleigh in the village, an ancient Siberian winter transport that has been going on for centuries.

The result of fighting the nation is actually cultivated from an early age! Siberia, which is frozen in the cold, has a cold outdoor wind, and young parents are happy to play ice slides with cute baby.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the best places to visit in Irkutsk, including: Circumbaikal Railway, Kirov square in Irkutsk, Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk, Triumphal Arch Moscow Gates, Cathedral of the Epiphany.
Irkutsk is an important city in Russia in Siberia, and Russian is of course common. Tourists in hotels, scenic spots, etc., can also communicate in English.