Krasnodar, a city undergoing great change!
Its bee n almost 2 years since the last post. How was your trip to Krasnodar? Do you plan to return. I can assure you that the city is much different since you last visited! I've been visiting Krasnodar since 1995. Much has changed since my first visit!
Cooling down with swimming and sliding
Almost to be called necessary, in Krasnodar there is a great place to cool off from the terrible heat that raviges these parts of Russia in summertime. On the Kuban polo-ostrov (peninsula) a large waterpark has recently been finished, creating a spot where one can swim and slide from various large slides. Great for children of all ages, as the small ones have their own section in the park. The name of this waterfunpark is Aqua-land.
In the same place along the river Kuban inlet that creates the peninsula, there are some beaches that offer also natural beach entertainment and riverwater. These beaches are however not for free, but the costs to spend a day at the water is conciderably lower then the funpark.
Visit the "Zirk" (circus)
In stead of waiting until circus comes to town, the most Russian towns and cities have their permanant circus that offers a changing programm throughout the seasons of the year. Circus is truely something East European and therefore also Russian. Not for nothing, many of the best circus artists originate from this country.
Krasnodar is located in the south of Russia. The population is over 700.000 people. The Black Sea is in 100 km (60 miles) from the city. The climate is mild, average temperature in winter +5, in summer +35. Previaling industry is agriculture. The tourism still needs development.
If you want to go just for a visit 1-2 days in the city will be enough.
There are many scenic areas around though (mountains, caves, canyons, waterfalls, dolmens).