10 reasons to visit Khakassia
1. Salt and Freshwater Curative Lakes
The Republic of Khakassia is rich in range of tourist and recreational opportunities. There are about 300 lakes in the region. Every year thousands of visitors from all over Russia come to the lakes Belyo, Shira, Tus and others to enjoy a wonderful vacation, to take a sunbath and to get the healing power of the lakes of Khakassia.
2.National Khakassian Holidays and Festivals
Annually Khakassia hosts national holidays accompanied with songs and dances, competitions, Khakassian Folk Art product exhibitions, folk group colourful performances.
Tun Pairam (holiday of the first big milk yield of the year) and international eco-ethnic festival Chir Chaiaan are the most spectacular celebrations of the year, where you can taste khakassian cuisine.
3. Ancient History and Archeology Monuments
Khakassia is called archaeological Mecca. Huge variety of ancient history and archeology monuments are concentrated here-about 30 000 objects: kurgans (burial mounds), ancient fortifications, stone stelae, petroglyphs (stone paintings).
4. Beauty of Natural Landscape
Amazing nature, high mountains and vast steppes, healing power lakes and springs attract tourists from all over the world.
5. Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant
Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP is put on the list of the world's ten-highest dam and the only highest in Russia.
6. Ivanovsky Lakes
Ivanovsky Lakes - one of the most scenic places of Khakassia and the only place beyond Ural mountain, where skiing from October till July.
7. Khakassky Nature Reserve
Khakassky Reserve features nine separate clusters, which are located in steppe and subalpine zones. One of them is «Lykov's Settlement» known as the place of Agafia's Taiga Life.
8. Kazanovka Open-Air Museum-Reserve
Stone stelae, menhirs, ancient fortifications and real khakassian yurts - all of this visitors will see in the Museum Kazanovka.
9. Gladenkaya Ski Resort
One of the best Ski Resorts of Russia. Comfortable infrastructure, best services and beauty of Sayan mountains nature will make your stay unforgettable!
10. Open-Air Museums
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