Irkutskaya Oblast' Travel Guide

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Irkutsk

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Listvyanka

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Listvyanka

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Baykal'sk

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Tal'tsy

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Bol'shaya Rechka

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Angarsk

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Yelantsy

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Sarma

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Kultuk

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Irkutsk

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  • By boat down the Angara to Listvyanka

    Irkutsk Things to Do

    Most tourists will probably want to visit Lake Baikal, the world's oldest, deepest lake and an astonishing reserve of freshwater on planet earth. I went by boat from Raketa port (close to the Angara steamship at the south of Irkutsk) at 9am, returning at 6.30pm. The nearest stop, one hour away, is the small town of Listvyanka (also reachable by bus...

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    Irkutsk Hotels

    13-B Karl Marx Street, Irkutsk, 664015, Russia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Reliable buses, minibuses and a bruised...

    Irkutsk Transportation

    Other forms of transport include the trolleybus and taxis (which are not as common here as in some cities) so the local buses provided all of my journeys where I didn't walk. From the train station, the number 116 is a great service line, going all the way down Lenin Street to the Angara port and steamship at the southern point of the city. When...

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Listvyanka

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  • Starving drunks

    Listvyanka Warnings and Dangers

    On one of our evenings in town, a group of young men came up to our table after midnight. They were insisted on us buying them a pizza! They were being quite direct about having it and were pleading that they were starving and had no money to get themselves one. Eventhought that story doesn't have a bad ending to it, you do realise that misery and...

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  • Mayak Hotel

    Listvyanka Hotels

    85A, Gorkogo St, Irkutsk region, Listvyanka, 664520, Russia

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Card playing and Vodka

    Listvyanka Nightlife

    On weekdays, nightlife is not very heavy in Listvyanka. Nevertheless, a bottle of vodka, a few friends, and a stupid card drinking game can entertain any evening.

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Listvyanka

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  • Starving drunks

    Listvyanka Warnings and Dangers

    On one of our evenings in town, a group of young men came up to our table after midnight. They were insisted on us buying them a pizza! They were being quite direct about having it and were pleading that they were starving and had no money to get themselves one. Eventhought that story doesn't have a bad ending to it, you do realise that misery and...

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  • Mayak Hotel

    Listvyanka Hotels

    85A, Gorkogo St, Irkutsk region, Listvyanka, 664520, Russia

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Card playing and Vodka

    Listvyanka Nightlife

    On weekdays, nightlife is not very heavy in Listvyanka. Nevertheless, a bottle of vodka, a few friends, and a stupid card drinking game can entertain any evening.

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Tal'tsy

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  • Baikal local fish gourmet

    Tal'tsy Restaurants

    You can try the traditional Russian cuisine in the Traktir-Inn which is located on the territory of the Museum.Besides that here you can try such local fish gourmet foods as taimen, Baikal omul, cisco and grayling.There is also the Tchainaya-teahouse if you only want to have a snack.

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  • Trinity Church

    Tal'tsy Things to Do

    The Trinity Church was built in 1914 in Dyadino village of the Irkutsk region. It was moved to Tal’tsy in 1990 for the Soviet-Japanese film "Dreams of Russia." The church was moved to the museum and assembled in pre-assembly without canonical orientation altar to the east. The plans of the museum are to transfer the church to another place and set...

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  • Zarubin’s farmstead

    Tal'tsy Things to Do

    The Zarubin’s farmstead is a typical farmstead of the beginning of the XXth century. It was built in 1929 and you may see such farmsteads in the Eastern Siberia and in the Irkutsk region.It looks more convenient and modern than what you saw in Tal'tsy.

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Bol'shaya Rechka

  • Drinking Vodka at Bolshaya Rechka

    Bol'shaya Rechka Local Customs

    There is a local custom for a person who gets to Baikal for the first time (like me in February of 2010). When you are driving to Listvyanka by car from Irkutsk you have to make a stop at Bol’shaya Rechka, leave a car, come to the bank of the Angara River, admire its beauty and breathtaking view at the Baikal Lake and drink a bottle of vodka to...

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  • Angara River

    Bol'shaya Rechka Favorites

    The Angara River is a 1800-kilometer river in Irkutsk Oblast and Krasnoyarsk Krai. It is the only one river that drains Lake Baikal.Leaving the Lake Baikal near the settlement of Bol’shaya Rechka, the Angara River flows north-west past the Irkutsk Oblast's cities of Irkutsk, Angarsk, Bratsk, and Ust-Ilimsk.The Irkutsk Dam forms the Irkutsk...

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  • How to get to Bol'shaya Rechka

    Bol'shaya Rechka Transportation

    To get to Bol'shaya Rechka, take a bus from the Irkutsk bus station in the direction of Listvyanka. Bol'shaya Rechka is located in the village at the bank of the Angara 2 kilometers north-west of Baikal and 65 kilometers south-east of Irkutsk. It is about an hour away from Irkutsk and 10 minutes from Listvyanka. To move on from Bol'shaya Rechka...

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