Cruises along the Yenisei
Almost three and a half thousand kilometersYenisei stretched - one of the greatest rivers not only in Russia but also in the world. In the bed of the seventh in the world in the area of the river basin forms the border between Eastern and Western Siberia, and the Yenisey crosses from south to north almost the entire Russian territory and flows into the Kara Sea. The great Russian river flows about five hundred tributaries of different sizes and lengths. For fans of nature and landscapes of his native land to see the best way to Siberia in all its beauty - take a cruise along the Yenisei.
The main attraction on the banks of the Yenisei River -This unique Siberian nature. Travelers admire the scenery float by and visit the famous national parks and reserves. Of course, the most memorable among them are:
- The geographical center of Asia, located in the placemerger of the Greater and Lesser Yenisei. Obelisk "Center of Asia" is set near the city of Kyzyl in the river embankment. In the capital of the republic of Tyva you can visit an ancient Buddhist monastery.
- Historical and Ethnographic Museum-Reserve inthe village of Shushenskoye. Every summer there is held an international festival of crafts and ethnic music "World Siberia", where you can hear performances of famous folk musicians world-class. Pride festival - the only live sound at all the large and small concert venues.
- The reserve "poles" in the Eastern Sayan Mountains,applying for a place in the UNESCO World Heritage list. a lot of animals and birds found here, listed in the Red Book. Unique rocks in the "pillars" - climbing facility, and hiking trails are walking route participants cruise along the Yenisei.
City old town Nice
Regardless of the route of the cruise,travelers will certainly find themselves in the capital of Central and Eastern Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. From here they start white ships, carrying its passengers toward adventure and vivid impressions.
In Krasnoyarsk tourists get acquainted with the oldcity in which was born, lived and wrote his magnificent paintings Russian painter Vasily Surikov. In his house-museum in Krasnoyarsk you can see the earliest works by artists from all known and dated - "Rafts on the Yenisei."
No less interesting is a cruise along the Yenisei tour of the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station and dam view it from the water.