Places to visit in Russia
Explore the grounds of Moscow's Kremlin or walk along the shoreline of the world's oldest lake, Lake Baikal. The three well know tourist places in Russia are:
Lake Baikal: Touted as the world's largest and deepest lake, Lake Baikal boasts of about 20 percent of the world's fresh water. You will come across the lake while travelling along the Trans-Siberian railway. What's most amazing is that the lake is 25-million-old and is encircled by mountain ranges with the clear blue sky above. It is also tagged as the ‘Pearl of Russia' for having the clearest water in which you can see underwater marine life at the shores. Many love to anchor at the resorts lying in the vicinity of the lake. No wonder, it justifies why the lake serves as the world's most popular vacation destination.
Suzdal: Considered as the great living museum, Suzdal is called the crown of Russia's “Golden Ring” where lies many ancient cities and other historical sites. When sightseeing in Russia, Suzdal serves as a breath of fresh air with its pretty picture, marvellous historic architecture, monasteries, cathedrals and onion-dome topped Kremlins. You couldn't ask for a better way to savour Russia's historical past than visiting Suzdal. You will be amazed to know that the entire city boasts of being an open museum dating back to 1024. Another interesting fact is that Suzdal was once the capital of many Russian principalities, which now serves as a huge museum for the public.
Heritage Museum: Among the various places to see in Russia, the Heritage Museum is a sight to behold. Located in St. Petersburg, the Heritage Museum was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764. Forget a day, even a week's trip to the museum won't suffice your touring around this large museum. This massive museum with beautiful architectural wonder boasts of 3 million items collected from different parts of the world. The inside of the museum comprises of a large complex of six different historic buildings, which include the Russian emperors, a former residence and the Winter Palace. Bring a camera with you to capture the aesthetic details of the museum.