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The homeland of whales and airplanes

A new illustrated guide to the Khabarovsk Territory was published

To see huge whales, rock art of ancient people, untouched taiga and a state-of-the-art factory for the production of civil and combat aircraft - a minimum program for traveling around the Khabarovsk Territory.

The homeland of whales and airplanes
Photo: PressPass
The Khabarovsk Territory is the industrial center of the entire Far East of Russia. Large investment projects are being implemented on the territory of the region, territories for outstripping development are being created, and the port-franco regime is being extended. The tourism industry is not far behind: thanks to its proximity to the countries of Southeast Asia and the simplified visa regime, the number of guests from China and South Korea is growing rapidly.
"Khabarovsk region. The modern guidebook ", created with the participation of the Ministry of Culture of the Khabarovsk Territory, will help attract tourists to the region from the central regions of Russia and from Moscow. In the future, the book can be translated into Chinese, which will make it possible to use it for work with tourists from China.
The greeting of the governor of the province Vyacheslav Shport opens the book: "The Khabarovsk Territory is the place of real adventurers, connoisseurs of pristine nature, lovers of mystical landscapes and myths and legends associated with them". And indeed, travelers are waiting for real discoveries - many of the sights of the region are truly world-wide.
Take, for example, the petroglyphs of Sikachi-Alyan. The village of the same name is located just 75 km from Khabarovsk. Here, on the banks of the Amur, hundreds of images are carved on stones - masks, patterns, animals ... Some drawings, according to scientists, were created 9-12 thousand years ago, even before the construction of the Egyptian pyramids! The most interesting thing is that it is not known for certain which people left these drawings and what technique they were made with. In addition to Sikachi-Alyan, similar rock art is found in several other places on the banks of rivers.
Another unique landmark is the Shantar Islands. Nature itself has already tried: created a place where winter and summer meet, where ice lies and flowers blossom simultaneously. The unique climate makes Shantars inaccessible to visit almost 8 months a year, so this corner keeps untouched nature. Among the inhabitants of the islands there are bears, seals, foxes and, of course, whales. They say that Shantars for whales are a maternity hospital: they come here to breed. Few where else in the world of whales can be observed in such quantities.
“What is happening on Shantary simply does not fit in the head. In a small bay near Cape Wrangel you can watch whales right from the shore at any time of the day or night! Huge underwater giants gather in herds to 20 heads and cut circles in 10 meters from the shore! - The famous blogger Sergey Dolya shares his impressions. - I was on the Shantar Islands with Andrei Kamenev, chief editor of National Geographic Russia. He, like me, many times watched whales in different parts of the world, and we agreed that Shantary is the best place in the world for whale watching. It is here that you are guaranteed to see these incredible creatures in all its glory. "
A separate line is the growing trend of industrial tourism. The authors of the guidebook are invited to visit not only the museum at the aviation plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, but also the production itself: if agreed in advance, one can get on an excursion to the shop where the Su fighters and civilian Superjet gather.
Khabarovsk itself is of interest, which rightly deserves the status of the capital of the Far Eastern Federal District. Comparatively young by Russian standards, the settlement, founded in 1858 at the strategically important confluence of the Amur and Ussuri, played the role of the main outpost in the southeast of the country. However, a favorable geographical position made it at the same time a center of trade development. The historical center of Khabarovsk, attracting the cozy architecture of the late XIX century, still keeps a memory of those times: every Khabarovsk citizen will point you to the trading house of the merchant Plyusnin, the profitable houses of the Khlebnikovs or Krovyakovs. Here you can tell a whole story about almost every building! The authors of the guidebook suggest the reader to take a walk around the city and learn the most interesting facts from the life of Khabarovsk. In addition to history, the book tells about modern and eclecticism early XX century, and about constructivism, and, of course, about Soviet neoclassicism.
The Khabarovsk Territory is actively gaining momentum in receiving tourists: annually the flow of Chinese people coming to look at the Russian expanses is increasing, the number of Russians going to long-distance cordons in search of peace and good fishing is increasing. The new guide is designed to help you navigate the diversity of natural and cultural attractions and plan your future trip.
"Regions of the Far East have great tourist potential, but for a tourist they are not very convenient because of the lack of necessary infrastructure and lack of information about interesting sites. Our publisher has set itself an ambitious goal: to tell about what is interesting for this richest sights region, - said Alexey Litvinov, director of the PressPass publishing house. "At the same time, we help travelers to plan their trip competently, in order to develop the best route."
The book “Khabarovsk Territory. Modern Guide ”was published in the line of Far Eastern guidebooks published by PressPass, awarded with a diploma of the international competition of guidebooks & go to Russia-2017. Earlier in the series, books were published on Yakutia, Kamchatka, Primorye, Magadan and Sakhalin regions, as well as Chukotka. The books are authorized by regional tourism support centers and are regularly exhibited at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
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