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1 Yadrintseva Street, Irkutsk, Russia, 664009, RU
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Looking for Hotel prices in Irkutsk and on Lake Baikal
Hello to all, again. I am now trying to find prices for some of the hotels everyone has so graciously recommended. I have tried to book a hotel online, but I have not had any success. Can anyone make a recommendation. I have been told to expect to spend $200.00 a night, does that sound correct?
RE: RE: Looking for Hotel prices in Irkutsk and on Lake Baikal
Definitely $200 inflated. Hotel Angara's rack rates were from around 3000 roubles upwards from memory, but we didn't stay there, they were just kind enough to register our visas in Irk for a fee.
Travel Tips for Irkutsk
again just walk around, irkuts...
again just walk around, irkuts is a nice town and it feels 'rich'. Nicely dressed people and when we where there the weather was nice and we walked around and at at the summercafees.
Shops are nice as is the central market Sitting in the sun on Bulvar Gagarina nice vieuw of the river and a lot of space to sit and relaxe
Theatrical and historical center
Irkutsk is considered theatrical and historical city. In Irkutsk it is a lot of theatres and museums. And if you are interested in a history of Siberia and the Russian literature, necessarily visit museums and theatres of city.
Thanks to Eugene Iachmenov i went to the theater bar , close to the Irkustk Grand theater. I met there all the comedians you can see in the picture ...
the day after, i attended "Cyrano de Bergerac" played in russian in the theater ... played by my friends
thank you all
Thank you Eugene
Port Baikal... the city where in the really old days the trans-siberian train entered the ships and sailed across the baikal to continue the jorney on the other side. this extremely small city is one of the places where everybody knows everybody and where the history teacher have been teaching the grandmother, mother and daughter in the school! this is no joke! at the same time it is quite charming, but without many of the modern day facilities that the west are used to. the surroundings are beautyful with the baikal lake on one side and the hills and mountains to the other side. in between you have the city where cows and chickens are "rulling" the unpaved streets. the city itself does not offer much, but the area around it is great for hiking. the city is located on the opposite side of the angara river where listvyanka is. there are 2 daily ferrys crossing from listyanka to port baikal which would offer you a perfect combination of going to listvyanka and then in the evning croosing the angara river and spending the night in port baikal. port baikal is also the starting point of the circum baikal railway, which was a part of the trans siberian railway when the tzar constructed a railway around the baikal lake so the train should not cross the lake. today there are tourist trains going along the lake from port baikal to sludyanka and then back again to irkutsk. it would be a perfect 2 day tour... but be aware the tourist train does not have departure every day, so check before leaving.
Open Air Museum
The Talcy museum was founded in 1969 and is situated between Irkutsk and Lake Baikal. There are over 40 monuments, like a wooden church, a wooden fort, a schoolhouse and other buildings of architectural heritage plus 8,000 historical exhibits. You can find both an area of Russian architecture as well as of Buryat housing and life.
Operating hours: daily, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
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