Even though this region is off the main tourist trail, there is certainly no shortage of things to experience around. You may also wish to check out Zama, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south, and Goryachinsk 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the west.
Enjoy moments of serenity in Irkutsk Oblast's cathedrals. One of the most popular ways to really get a sense of an area is by gaining an understanding of its past. While here, be sure to drop into the area's historic historic palaces.
If you think the perfect vacation is challenging your abilities in unique natural environments, then join one of the ice skating and hiking adventures Irkutsk Oblast has to offer. For those who love to get out into the cold weather, this area may be an excellent destination. Do as the locals do and go skiing and snowboarding.
Endear yourself to to local people in the Russian Federation by have a go at speaking Russian. "Xotite potancevat?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is a good one to know. Another practical example is "Otkuda ty?" (Where are you from?).
Before you head back to the familiarity of home, you'll be bidding this special place a sad Poka! (farewell).