Even though this region is off the beaten track, there is certainly no shortage of things to discover in the vicinity of.
History enthusiasts will adore Irkutsk Oblast's historic palaces, old towns and traditional villages. People who visit Irkutsk Oblast delight in discovering the open-air museums, gardens and open-air exhibits dotted throughout the region.
Mix a little learning with leisure on your vacation by joining one of Ust-Ilimsk's popular city walking tours. If the ideal holiday for you includes being outside and rugging up against the cold weather, this region will be a great destination. Snowboarding is a popular pastime. Cross-country skiing is also widely enjoyed by locals and tourists.
Learn a little Russian so you can speak with the locals in Irkutsk Oblast. "Xotite potancevat?" translates to "Would you like to dance with me?" And, knowing how to say "Otkuda ty?", which means "Where are you from?", can make all the difference.
Take note, if you are likely to be in the Russian Federation around the 12th of June, Russia Day is widely celebrated at that time and many businesses may not be open.
When the time comes to leave Irkutsk Oblast, you'll be sure to bid this place a fond "Poka!" Rest assured, however, you'll be heading home with wonderful memories that are yours to keep forever.