BAIKAL - BURYATIA: tourism and recreation

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Ulan-Ude City (formerly Verkhneudinsk) is the capital of the Buryat Republic. Itislocatedat the interflow of Selenga and Uda rivers. Thecityhasitsowncoatofarms. Itwasestablishedin 1666 bybuildingUdaburg. Thecitywasdevelopingasaoneoflargewholesaletradecentersof Great Tea Road. Itwasfamousfor Verkhneudinsk Trade Fairs, and its merchants were one of the richest in Russian Empire.This Trade Fair is re-established nowadays and is known as Ulan-Ude Trade Fair.

The History of Ulan-Ude is marked in many documents, and the City chronicles contain the information about different events, reflecting the Spirit of past and contemporary times. Verkhneudinsk was friendly mentioned by many of its visitors.

Ulan-Ude is located at the crossroads between the East and the West of Russia, and at the routes to China and Mongolia.

Contemporary Ulan-Ude is a large administrative, industrial, trade, cultural, and science center of Eastern Siberia. Itisalsotheregionalcapital, wheretheexecutive and legislative authorities are located.Nowadays, itisthetouristcenterofBuryatia.

Ulan-Ude is famous for its outstanding citizens: scientists, writers, artists, actors and many others. Alotofmuseums, theaters, cinemas, historicalplacesandpointsofinterest, architecturalobjectsandbuildingsarelocatedinUlan-Ude. The city is known by different cultural and scientific events. And, certainly, you can take an excursion here.

Ulan-Udeisfullofcafes, restaurants, banksandcurrencyexchangeoffices, insurancecompanies, entertainmentvenues. One can easily find a store, mall, or trade center on its own taste, and rent apartments, or book guest house in Ulan-Ude.

The city is connected by roads with all the municipalities of Buryatia that can be reached by car, railways, or by plane. Itisalsowell-coveredwithmoderncommunicationinfrastructure.

The history of Ulan-Ude as a touristic center begins since 1936, when, first time in Russian history, 5 sportswomen made a ski marathon from Ulan-Ude to Moscow. Nowadays, along with traditional sports, such as boxing, wrestling, and archery, different types of sport activities are developing in Ulan-Ude. Buryat sportsmen are famous for their achievements whole over the world.

Ulan-Ude is multinational and, therefore, multicultural. A lot of National culture centers are functioning here. Different cultural events are organized, religious centers of Buddhism, Russian Orthodoxy, and oter religions are being established and reconstructed; so, we can say that the city enjoys a renaissance of religious and national cultures.

Public and community tourism organizations, such as the Republic Visiting Center, are functioning in Ulan-Ude. Professional education in the sphere of tourism is represented by Universities, Colleges, and other educational organizations.

Ulan-Ude is a sister-city of Mongolia, Japan, and the Republic of Korea cities.

The Consulate-General of Mongolia is also located in Ulan-Ude.