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Eurasian city-breaks: 48 hours in Ulan-Ude, Russia

Situated in Eastern Siberia around 100km east of Lake Baikal, Ulan-Ude is the capital of the Buryatia Republic and the home of Tibetan Buddhism in Russia. The city is better known as one of the main stops on the Trans-Siberian Railway where tourists can choose to stay on the classic Trans-Russian route to Vladivostok or embark on the alternative Trans-Mongolian or Trans-Manchurian train routes through to Beijing.

Part five of our 6-part Eurasian city-break series will take you through a 48-hour journey of Ulan-Ude, exploring top tourist attractions and taking in the city’s diverse heritage.


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