Must-know For Travelers: The Russian Golden Ring

When you travel to a country, you will usually find a place that is well-known there, is not it? Similarly, when you take a trip to Russia. There are lots of interesting places that you can visit while in Russia.

But, have you ever heard of the Russian Golden Ring? I think the term is still little known by people. They can even the tourists who visited Russia has never visited the Golden Ring of Russia.

Actually, what is the Russian Golden Ring? And which are included in the Russian Golden Ring? To provide information for you, let’s look at must-know for travelers: the Russian Golden Ring.

There are many places in a country which is often a traveler’s favorite place to travel. These places sometimes have their own names that become famous among travelers. Also included in Russia.

In Russia, being the largest country certainly has many places that can be visited by travelers. Some interesting places that are also the choice of travelers to visit are the Russian Golden Ring. Maybe there are many of you who still don’t know about the Russian Golden Ring. But what is the Russian Golden Ring?

The Russian Golden Ring is a very large area that covers several old cities in Russia and its routes form like a ring. Previously, the Russian Golden Ring was known as Zalesye. The route of the old cities formed into the Russian Golden Ring was made in 1967. These old cities in Russia are indeed the most beautiful where there are Russian onion domes that are prominently visible and beautiful.

Actually, there is no official list of city names included in the Russian Golden Ring. But there are 8 main cities included in the list, including Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal, Vladimir, Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, and Rostov Veliky. There are also other old cities that consider them to be part of the Russian Golden Ring.

To find out more about the old cities included in the Russian Golden Ring, this article will discuss must-know for travelers: The Russian Golden Ring.

  • Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl is a city located at the confluence of the Volga River and the Kotorosl River. This became one of the cities included in the Russian Golden Ring. The city is very famous for its architecture and also lists typical cultural attractions there. In Yaroslavl there are churches, stones in monasteries and other buildings which are mostly made of logs. The city center is not too big so you can walk around the main sights on foot.

  • Kostroma

Kostroma is a city located at the confluence of the Volga River and the Kostroma River. The city is also one of the cities included in the Russian Golden Ring. Kostroma becomes a small city with a unique background and cultural heritage (some say if in this city the original home of Russian Snow Maiden). Now the city is trying to restore the monuments and public spaces that are there. Kostroma also promote existing tourism places in the city by designing many new programs.


  • Ivanovo

Ivanovo is a city being one of the youngest cities in the list of Russian Golden Rings. The city is also sometimes known as the “City of Brides”, because there are more women than men. In addition, Ivanovo is also known as the textile capital of Russia. Ivanovo is indeed not a city that has many tourist attractions like other cities in the Russian Golden Ring list, but it is a place that you deserve to visit as a traveler.

  • Suzdal

Suzdal is a city located on the Kamenka River. This is the smallest city among cities on the list of Russian Golden Rings. Although it is the smallest city, the tourist attractions in Suzdal are the main attraction. There are around 305 registered monuments and buildings in this city. There are even some monuments that have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Vladimir

Vladimir is a city located on the Klyazma River. The city became the most attractive city of all cities in the list of Russia’s Golden Ring. This is because Vladimir still maintains the beauty of the rural charm that is there. Formerly Vladimir was the capital of the Russian state in the 12th and 13th centuries. If you visit this city, you have to stay overnight because transportation is still a little inconvenient (you have to use a train or bus).


  • Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad is the closest city to Moscow when compared to other cities on the Russian Golden Ring list. The city is home to the most luxurious and most important monastery in Russia, the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius. It was founded in the middle of the 16th century. If you want to visit this city, it is recommended not to come and drive on Sundays because you will meet with traffic jams there.

  • Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl-Zalessky is a city located near Lake Pleshcheyev. In this city there are church architectural monuments including 6 monastery architectural complexes and 9 churches. One of the most important places in Pereslavl-Zalessky is the Goritsky-Dormition Monastery which was founded in the early 14th century.

  • Rostov Veliky

Rostov Veliky is a city located on the shores of Lake Nero. This is one of the cities that is the oldest and also the center of tourism in the list of Russian Golden Rings. Actually, the city’s official name is Rostov. Russians are more commonly familiar with the city as Rostov Veliky, to distinguish it from a city of the same name but the city is bigger.

And maybe there are still some of all you need to know about The Russian Golden Ring that haven’t been listed above and maybe another city that is still included in the Russian Golden Ring. I hope this article can really help you to find out all about must-know for travelers: The Russian Golden Ring.

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