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  • Takarasina
    918 contributions
    It was in mid-August. Me, my friend, my son-in-law and my fifteen-year-old grandson.
    We started in the Bobrovy Log (Beaver's Wash) funpark, took a chairlift and hiked up in the hills. Unfortunately, we were somewhat pressed for time that day so it was impossible to go to Stolby (world-famous butts) but that national park offers excellent hikes, views and panoramas for anyone with any time-table and in any season! Just try to avoid holidays and days-off - might be crowdy.
    Awesome environment, squirrels and chipmunks abound (take some seeds with you, better pine nuts), well-maintained paths, good navigation (in Russian!). Places to grab a bite are scarce though (I mean, really scarce) so a lunch box - and water - would be a good idea. Mosquitos are not a problem but think about ticks (in summer - ha-ha!).
    Strongly recommended
    Written 14 September 2021
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  • Syril E
    Spiez, Switzerland7 contributions
    Really nice museum! Extremly interactive! Some nice experiments and illusions. But the best is the second part: Rotationg tunnel which creates the illusion you will flip over. Not possible to walk there stright! And best mirror labirinth I have ever seen! Took me half an hour to find the exit, I almost got lost there :-)
    Written 21 January 2018
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  • Takarasina
    918 contributions
    Actually, "ionesee" means "big water" in Evenki language (Evenks are one of numerous indigenous ethnoses living in Siberia). We first saw it in mid-August in Krasnoyarsk but then we drove five hundred kilometers down to Khakassia (an autonomous republic in Siberia), then another five hundred further down to Tuva (also an autonomous republic, not far from Mongolia) and everywhere Yenisey (this is the correct way to spell it!) was starkly different.
    Calm and comparatively warm in Krasnoyarsk due to water flowing through hot turbines of the Sayno-Shushenskaya dam, Yenisey is rampant by its foot, placid in Khakassia and absolutely tranquil in Tuva's capital Kyzyl where it actually starts.
    Thus, Krasnoyarsk is not at all the place to feel its might. Go to that dam instead. You'll be awestruck and overwhelmed by the river's thrust. Never hesitate to drive these five hundred plus kilometers - it's a once-in-your-lifetime opportunity!
    Strongly recommended!
    Written 8 September 2021
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  • Alan H
    Aberdeen, UK187 contributions
    nice zoo. plenty of animals. was a little bit of a wait to get n with car but the car parking was well organised. definitely well worth the visit. some stunning scenery as well.
    Written 4 September 2021
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  • Hossam Ahmed
    Jahra, Kuwait325 contributions
    Really this place is a fantastic, I feel happy after i go there, the view and teleferik is a great I highly recommend to visit it and enjoy the view and activities and I think the atmosphere in winter will be great
    Written 26 June 2018
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  • MsSeeblick
    18 contributions
    Lots of somewhat old-style displays that will keep the kids engaged and help them learn about the Krasnoyarsk region: the people, history, flora, fauna. Our 7 and 10 year old were roaming the halls exploring happily. Not necessarily the most scientific of museums but good fun. Don’t expect an interactive exhibition, though, or activities catering specifically for kids.
    Written 1 February 2020
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  • Takarasina
    918 contributions
    We were there in mid-August during a private city tour. Me, my friend, my son-in-law and my fifteen-years-old grandson. Due to tremendous taiga fires in Yakutia (more than a 2,100 kilometers long beeline distance!) the day was rather hazy so there was not a lot to see from a vantage point nearby.
    It'd be useful to note, however, that it was that very hill Russians used as an observation post during their once perennial "tug-of-war" with indigenous people and their nomad allies in the XVIIth century. While newcomers were always greatly outnumbered by locals, the former enjoyed the advantage of firearms and artillery where the latter had pikes and arrows only. Thus, in the end of the day victory was usually on the Russian side though unexpected raids of their enemies inflicted big harm to crops, livestock and wooden buildings outside of their forts. Quite often the result was severe famine.
    So, it was not that tranquil here some three hundred years ago. At all...
    As to practical details concerning that chapel, please see other reviews.
    Written 9 September 2021
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  • SiberianHeart
    Bajawa, Indonesia118 contributions
    Just like a time-machine, will teleport you 100+ years back. Such interesting feelings when you there.
    You can test some of mechanizms and even ships hooter! (but surely better to ask personal before of actions :)
    Written 2 July 2019
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  • Bret S
    Prague, Czech Republic117 contributions
    Little Big Ben - a monument in downtown Krasnoyears near the River Enisey and the bridge over the River
    Written 2 April 2019
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  • ngsab
    San Francisco, CA66 contributions
    for those who know the history of the Russian American Company, you know that Rezanov, Commodore came to SF and met the Conchita, daughter of the Spanish Governor at the time. Their love would endure, while she waited for him, and he died in Krasnoyarsk, buried there, while she became the first nun of California, buried in Benicia. A wonderful story of Fort Ross history, romance and US-Russia relations
    Written 26 June 2019
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  • Andrew M
    7,160 contributions
    Krasnoyarsk is a city of fountains and clocks. There are over 150 fountains, but the "Rivers of Siberia" was the best of them. The fountain is located in Theatre Square, which also has a another beautiful fountain. The fountain was installed in 2005 to celebrate the 377th anniversary of the city's founding. It is a remarkable fountain that must be close to 50 meters in length. There are three sculptures of ladies on each side of the fountain. They are positioned looking away from the fountain, as the water cascades down the steps to the bottom of the fountain.The six ladies represent small rivers which flow into the nearby Yensei River, namely Biryusa, Mana, Khatanga, Kacha, Bazaikha, and Tunguska. All the ladies have the names of the rivers that they represent at the base of their sculptures.

    There is a sculpture of a lady in the middle of the fountain, about 2/3 of the way down. She seems to be in the act of floating down the waterway of the fountain. At the base of the sculpture is the name Angara, which is the second largest river in the area that flows into the Yensei. Lastly, near to the bottom of the fountain, is a sculpture of a bearded old man, sitting on a rock, with his feet resting on a smaller rock. He holds a ship in his hand. He represents the mighty Yensei River that all the other rivers flow into. He is known as "Father Yensei". The architect, A Demirhanov, did a brilliant job of conceptualising and designing the fountain.

    Other nearby attractions include the Chekov statue, a short walk from the end of the fountain, the Apollo statue in front of the theatre, the lion sculptures at the entrance of Theatre Square and the Big Ben clock,which can be seen across the road.
    Written 16 October 2018
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  • Eva J
    Moscow, Russia2,698 contributions
    It was neat to see the family estate of Surikov. Though there are several buildings on the estate, only one of them is open to visitors.
    Written 18 March 2019
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  • Aditya Shrivastava
    New Delhi, India31 contributions
    Best place to visit in Krasnoyarsk the view from park is beautiful I love this place make sure to visit
    Written 9 June 2018
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  • AnnikaHarma
    Tallinn, Estonia11 contributions
    For such big city as Krasnoyarsk this central park is quite small. We enjoyed our evening walkings around this park but it would be great if it was more spacious and a bit more green. We liked that you can easily reach the embankment which is situated in the end of the park. Roller coaster did not look impressive so we did not ride them. Also, In the park there are a lot of talented painters and, one day, one of them recommended us a restaurant of Russian cuisine "Tipichnaya pelemennaya". After our first tasty dinner there we visited this restaurant every day and then went to the Central Park.
    Written 5 August 2017
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  • ngsab
    San Francisco, CA66 contributions
    How many of you know of the allies of WWII and the soviet army's contribution to winning WWII. This is a great place to find out about the people and places involved int he victory, and the Alaska-Siberia project that US contributed to. A must see, a must visit, especially in light of next year's 75th anniversary of WWII victory
    Written 26 June 2019
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