#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Baikal topped the list of the most desirable tourist destinations for Russians. 24 percent of the country’s population dream of seeing the deepest and most mysterious lake on the planet.
On the second line in popularity is Gorny Altai: 12 percent of respondents would like to relax there. The third position was occupied by Kamchatka – 11 percent. Every hundredth respondent dreams of a trip to the Arctic.
Ten percent would like to spend their holidays in St. Petersburg and the same number – in the Crimea, seven percent – in Karelia. Six percent of respondents dream of visiting Kaliningrad and Sochi, and another six said they would like to see the whole of Russia.
Vladivostok or Primorsky region attracts every twentieth – five percent. Traveling to Moscow, Sahalin and the Kuril Islands is thought of by four percent of the respondents. Three out of a hundred respondents would go on a tour of the Golden Ring and the North Caucasus. The Ural Mountains are a dream of two percent of the respondents and one percent would like to go to the Krasnodar region.
It is interesting that women most often named Baikal, the Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad and the cities of the Golden Ring as a treasured place for recreation, and the stronger half would go the Arctic and Kamchatka.
11 000 tourists are expected to visit Taimyr this year. Tourist bloggers have recently visited the Harp reindeer herders’ camp, tried stroganina and rode a sled. We also reported that Hatanga is planned to become a base for tourists and scientists.
Text: Anzhelika Stepanova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko