Since independent tourism among Russians is still in its infancy, it is not surprising that there are not so many quality guidebooks in Russian. In this case, foreign countries can come to our aid. Of course, in order to use a foreign language guide, you need to know, at least at the initial level, a foreign language. But after all, abroad, where you are going, it is also needed. And so, two Western guides can bring us real benefits for the implementation of our plans: Lonely Planet and Dorling Kindersley. Continue reading
In the seventeenth study, spas grew in popularity in the UK and later on the European continent as people increasingly explored the therapeutic qualities of the special waters. Treatment at the resort quickly acquired the character of indicators of the position in society.
The resorts have changed somewhat according to the constitution, since the arrival was just a consequence. They became an important social life of high society. Continue reading
Almost any person living not only in Russia, but also abroad, probably heard about the Golden Ring of Russian cities. But, in reality, only a few can say exactly which cities are included in the Golden Ring and for what merits they got there.
The Golden Ring of Russia is a tourist route that links the most ancient Russian cities into a single whole, which are the cultural and historical heritage of our country, centers of crafts, keepers of unique monuments. Continue reading
There are few such wonderful places on Earth as Altai. This is a large mountainous country in the center of Asia, on the territory of four states: Russia, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia. We, in Russia, have two Altai – two subjects of the federation with the name “Altai”: the Altai Territory and the Republic of Altai. Until 1991, they were one entity: the Gorno-Altai region, on the rights of autonomy, was part of the Altai Territory. And now each subject demonstrates its importance. But this is not enough for tourists. They are attracted by the Great Altai – a virgin corner of nature on the outskirts of Russia: the highest mountains, the purest rivers, emerald lakes, local identity and proud people. Continue reading
Trade travel has existed since the dawn of civilization. At that time, the port of Lothal was an important center of trade between the Indus Valley and the Sumerian civilizations.
600 BC and later
Early leisure activities for travelers can be traced back to the Babylonian and Egyptian empires. In Babylon, a museum of historical antiquities was opened to the public. The Egyptians held many religious festivals that attracted the pious and just curious people. Foreigners flocked to the cities to see the famous art and buildings. Continue reading