Do you have plans to visit Russia during the year-end holidays like this? If you were planning to take a vacation in Russia, of course you will find out and make a list of places you want to visit. At least the places to be visited is in accordance with the budget and the duration of your holiday.
Russia as the largest country on earth has so many destinations that you must visit. Each change of season, there are activities or attractions that are specific to that season. So, you also have to plan about when you will vacation in Russia.
One of the famous destinations in Russia is The Golden Ring. It is the tourist attractions are spread across several cities in Russia. Have you ever heard of those places? Maybe there are still many of you who don’t know about The Golden Ring and what you can get there. For that, let’s see about … what you can get in visiting The Golden Ring?
The Golden Ring is one of the most famous destinations in Russia. It is often the choice of many tourists who are on vacation in Russia. Before discussing what can be found there, let’s first discuss about The Golden Ring.
The Golden Ring of Russia is a travel destination stretching across several cities in Russia. There you will find a lot of wonderful places up to a remote part of Russia. Many tourist attractions in the cities that have been included in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Some cities in Russia which became part of The Golden Ring is Sergiyev Posad, Rostov Veliky, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Vladimir and Suzdal. If you want to visit these locations, you must prepare a budget and sufficient vacation duration so that you can contently enjoy all the destinations there. I think there are still many of you who don’t know about what you will get while at The Golden Ring of Russia. Therefore, to add information for you, this article will discuss about … what you can get in visiting The Golden Ring?
- Heritage Site – The Transfiguration Monastery in Yaroslavl
If you visit Yaroslavl, you can see a vast heritage site known as the Monastery of the Transfiguration. It’s just that this monastery has now been converted into a museum. The monastery, which is also a large Museum Heritage of the city, was founded in the 11th century. In the Transfiguration Monastery there is an excellent collection of iconic Yaroslavl painting schools. This is a place you must visit while on a tour of The Golden Ring.
- View of The Ancient Russian City in Vladimir
Russia also has an Ancient City in Vladimir. This ancient Russian city has traditional white stone architecture and also its monumental Orthodox Cathedral. Another famous landmark in Vladimir is the Golden Gate where it is a symbol that marks the entrance to the old city. There are lots of other interesting places that you can visit in Vladimir, including those of you who really like traditional crafts and Russian souvenirs.
- The Heart of Russian Orthodoxy – Sergiyev Posad
The city in the series of The Golden Ring in Russia which is famous as the heart of Russian Orthodoxy is Sergiyev Posad. There is the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius, which is one of the largest Orthodox monasteries in the world which is also a major attraction visited by many tourists. It was founded in the 14th century and is still an active monastery.
- Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life in Suzdal
Suzdal is a city that is only 30 minutes from Vladimir. The city is known as the Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life, where it has old country houses. There you can also see the Kremlin fortress, the monastery and also the church which has a typical Suzdal architecture. If you want to see the other side of the city, you can visit Torgovaya Ploschad (Market Square).
- The Oldest Towns in Russia – Rostov Velikiy
Another old city in Russia that you can visit while at The Golden Ring is the old city in Rostov Velikiy. It is also one of the oldest cities in Russia. The city also has its own Kremlin fortress, an ancient church and also a monastery. Rostov Velikiy is a suitable city visited by culinary lovers. You only need to go to a local museum and cafe there known as Lukova Sloboda.
- The Modest-Sized City of Kostroma
Kostroma is known as a city in Russia which is very quiet. It is located around the River Volga and within 120km to the north Ivanovo. Although Kostroma is a simple city, but it has interesting and unique places that must also be included in your list of visits while on a Golden Ring trip.
- An Old Russian Provincial Town – Pereslavl-Zalessky
Pereslavl-Zalessky is also one of the old provincial cities in Russia. The city has many monasteries, many old churches and there is also Lake Pleshcheevo. Pereslavl-Zalessky is famous for having a very rich and unique architectural heritage. You will not be disappointed if you have come to this city.
- The Real Russian Industrial City – Ivanovo
Ivanovo in The Golden Ring is the city which is the administrative center of the city’s area. The city is also known by the name of the Russian textile capital or “Bridal Town”. Although there aren’t many tourist attractions, there is nothing wrong if you try to visit Ivanovo to feel the “industry” in this Russian province.
And maybe there are still some of what you can get in visiting The Golden Ring that haven’t been listed above. I hope this article can really help you to find out all you need to know about what you can get in visiting The Golden Ring. So, which destination will be on the top list when you are on holiday in Russia?