Travel guide over Irkutsk sights

In the surroundings of Irkutsk, there is a unique ethnographic outdoor museum called Taltsy. Its main “exhibits” are old wooden constructions created in the period between the 17th and 20th centuries. They were delivered from nearby villages that were flooded completely when the Irkutsk Hydro Power Station had been built. The museum was restored in 1969 and now is located in a beautiful natural area. … Further

Cuisine and best restaurants in Irkutsk

The most famous and most delicious dish of Buryat cuisine is bouzas. In appearance, they somehow resemble classic Russian dumplings, but the taste of the dish is completely different. The fact is that the bouzas are not boiled, but cooked for a couple of boiling fat in a large closed pan. Thus, inside the pouch of the dough an incredibly tasty and aromatic broth is formed. The name of the dish from Buryat is translated as "meat wrapped in dough". For mincemeat, pork and beef are used most often. It is interesting that the shape of this dish resembles a national Buryat dwelling - a yurt. … Further

Guide on cultural sights

Another important architectural monument is the building of the Irkutsk Local History Museum, built in the Moorish style. The museum stores more than 350 thousand exhibits devoted to the history of Siberia. Moreover, 250,000 finds are rarities, similar to which one will not be able to see in any other museum in the world. The museum stores unique collections of clothing, skillful embroideries, ancient manuscripts, historical documents and reports of geological expeditions. … Further

Attractions and nightlife of Irkutsk

Those that prefer to spend their free time in crowded and noisy places certainly will enjoy the shopping and entertainment complex Jam Mall. There are popular clothing stores, an excellent cinema, and for children there is a beautiful playground of impressive size. Entertainment center "Zvezdnyiy" is sure to please fans of bowling, here there is one of the largest and most popular bowling centers of the city, as well as an attractive bar. To walk along the picturesque places, it is not necessary to leave the city’s territory. Kirov Square, as well as the embankment of the Angara River is the best place for walking. … Further
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