City Tour (by car)
"Lenin's monument in the heart of Ulan-Ude"
Discover the magnetism of Ulan Ude, the captivating capital of Buryatia Republic
The capital of Buryatia Republic, Ulan-Ude is a city of culture and diversity, denoted in its many intriguing Buddhist temples and cathedrals. It is a place where the traditions of the ancient Shaman and nomadic traditions still lives on, and it is one of the most culturally astounding cities to explore in eastern Siberia.
Your excursion begins from the moment your tour guide escorts you to the historical heart of Ulan-Ude, where many of the city’s treasured landmarks are located. When on Main Square your first view will be the considerable monument of Lenin’s head, one of the city’s most prominent symbols overlooking Siberia to the east.
Explore the Buryat state Opera and Ballet theatre, the only one of its kind in eastern Siberia, and become enthralled by Ulan-Ude’s diverse and inspiring culture instilled throughout the city. After being thoroughly amazed by the opera house and the many other treasured sights on route, proceed to the ancient wooden houses of the Merchant’s to get a glimpse into the 18th century, and see life how it was lived by the Buryats.
Before concluding your tour, you can delve deeper into the city’s history when you visit the Museum of National History. Following on, you and your guide will continue on route to see some of the many cathedrals and temples, to experience the religious and spiritual formation of Ulan-Ude, all while learning about life in the Republic of Buryatia, culture and religion in equal measure.
Location: Russia, Ulan-Ude
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 2 hours
Restrictions: Must be able to use public transport