This is new Cathedral, built from 2001 to 2004; during my first journey to Khabarovsk in 1982 I did not see it (because did not exist).
The Transfiguration Cathedral is on a steep bluff overlooking the Amur River. It stands 96 meters tall and is supposed to be the third tallest church in Russia after St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
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The Local Lore Museum
The Local Lore Museum of Khabarovsk is one of the best museums in Russian Federation. It dates back to the 19th century. In 1900 in Paris the Local Lore Museum recieved the Gold medal for its exhibits. Now the museum has got more than 70000 exhibits producing flora and fauna, the history of the territory telling about the development of the Far East. At the Local Lore Museum you're acquinted with the territory's bounteous nature, with its past and present. This museum includes precious stones and metals, exhibits of animals, insects, birds, mammals, amphibians, river and sea life and fossils.
Regional museum after Grodekov
I would say that this museum is the most interesting museum in Khabarovsk. It gives you full information about local people living here before russians from europian part of country settled the city here, about flora and fauna of this region and also has archaeological exhibition. It costs around 200 rubles plus 100 rubles more for taking pictures (in total is 10$).
Promontory park and tower
Small park on the hill above Amur, containing a tower in which a group of Austrian POWs was shot dead for refusing to play the Russian imperial anthem (they were being held by the whites).
According to another version, the tower was build on the spot on which that happenned, so you can choose...
Nice views of the river, the waterfront and the city with the Church of the Transfiguration to the South.
Opposite the tower is also the statue of count Nikolai Muravyov-Amurski, the founder of the city.
The tower is now closed, it used to contain a cafe, so maybe sometimes in the future it could reopen again...
Taking a cruise on Amur
On the beach, you will find ships offering short cruises on Amur, around 1 hour long, where you can drink beer, listen to loud radio music and look around...
Also a nice way to see the bridge north of the town.
The cruises cost around 100 Rubles and depart almost all the time between may and october.
From the wooden harbor, ships depart to China or a 16h voyage to Komsomolsk na Amure...
Very small museum near the Regional History one. Worth a visit if you have some additional time in Khabarovsk or the weather is really bad (like during my visit). All the exhibits are on the first floor, with some recreations of the life of ancestors living in this region.
And outside the museum are the reproductions of petroglyphs found not very far from Khabarovsk, in the region of Sikachi Alyan.
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Regional history museum
A great little museum, hidden in the center provides an interesting insight into geography, geology, nature, history and indigenous cultures.
Also features a panorama of the Volochaevka battle, in which bolsheviks won back the Far East from the Whites during the civil war in 1922.
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A great thing was a walk along the Amur river. We saw a wonderful sunset, but also some nice houses and monuments. Just one thing: please don't ask me, who this is!!!
If you want to find out a little more about what to see in Khabarovsk, have a look here
City Conference Hall
When in Khabarovsk we took a guided tour through the city. The City Conference Hall was built at the end of the 1970s for the Pacific Scientific Congress. Inside they have a magnificent mosaic! This mosaic is made out of more than 40 different semi-precious stones of the region and shows the flora and fauna of the Amur region. The titel of this mural is "A poem for the Amur Region".
I absolutely loved it!
Central Pounds 2
It's a small fountain that is cituated not far from a first pound. As a fact central pounds consist of 3 pounds. The first was reconstructed 2 years ago, the second and third are under constructions now!
Amur river walk
The Amur river is a major route for imports to the city. The officials have created a beautiful area along the river. From Lenin square, it is simply a short walk or a quick drive to the end of the street to the park. If you have the time, take several hours and enjoy a Spring or late summer rest. Small concessions and places to buy refreshments are also in the park.
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Khabarovsk has built a site for visiting circus performers, complete with their own hotel on the premises. They even have a "hotel" for the animals. If you happen to be in the area when a circus is in town, it is a must see. One ring with an enthusiastic crowd is worth the price (about 50 or 60 rubles per ticket).
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The fountain in the middle of Lenin square is a great place to sit and observe the center of Khabarovsk. Bordering 1 side of the square is the government building they call "The White House". Around the central fountain are several smaller fountains with sitting areas. Lenin Square is second only to Red Square in Moscow.
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It is a new circus which has been constructed two years ago. It's a surprising place where dreams of small city dwellers of Khabarovsk come true. Each month circus actors from all over Russia come to Khabarovsk with new performances. There were some performances of China circus. It's a wonderful world of animal (lions, tigers, dogs, cats, monkeys, parrots, horses, bears, etc.), clowns, illusionists and acrobats.
Lenin Square 2
In the centre of the square is situated a big fountain. It is surrounded by 8 little fountains. In the dark they are lighted with different colors. In a winter time the square is used as a place for championship among ice-figure sculptures.
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