City Tour and Ethnographic Museum
Experience the ethnic and cultural diversity of Ulan Ude
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.
Following on from the city tour, you will proceed to the open air Ethnographic Museum to discover the lives of Russia's indigenous inhabitants. Inside the museum there are traditional Buryat yurts, wooden houses, and an entire section filled with artefacts and ancient furniture belonging to the Old Believers. Not only will you be explore and uncovering the enigmatic lives of Russia’s indigenous, but you will also be able to immerse yourself in the traditions of the Buryats and experience their way of life.
Inside the museum you will find tiled burial mounds, and numerous monasteries and chapels showing the ancient religious and spiritual traditions of the natives. Before your tour concludes, your tour guide will lead you to visit the museum zoo to see an astonishing collection of Siberian wildlife, including the Siberian tiger. After your tour concludes, your tour guide will accompany you back to your hotel.
Location: Russia, Ulan-Ude
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 4 hours
Restrictions: Available every day