Ulan-Ude. Tour to Buryatia. Buryatia tour.
WELCOME TO ULAN-UDE
More than 2000 exhibits of Nature Museum represent mountain ranges, wide
valleys, coniferous and deciduous forests, steppes and lakes of Buryatia. Unique
collection shows the diversity of flora and fauna, minerals of Baikal region.
You’ll see here rare exhibits such as stuffed Przevalsky’s horse and hooded
crane being on record in Red Book.
The museum was opened on July, 12, 1983. The building of the museum was built
in 1916 for Town Public Assemblies.
There are 5 halls in the museum. The 1st hall is an introductory informative
hall. Common physiographic characteristics of landscapes of Buryatia. The
history of scientific research of the territory. The 2nd hall is a hall of
natural history. The bones of mammoth 10 000 – 2.5 million years old, rhinoceros
and bison. Findings of mammoth are typical of Buryatia. These remains confirm
the theory of evolution in the Earth. The 3rd hall is a geological one. You’ll
see a map of natural resources (200 deposits of underground resources) proved on
the territory of Buryatia. Geologists call Buryatia the Ancient Crown of Asia.
Why? Cause so many places of benk Archaean measures are found here; ornamental
stones, semi-precious stones, attract a special attention. Nephrite is well
known among them, it can be of different tincture of green in Buryatia. The 4th
and 5th halls show landscapes of Buryatia, its main ecosystems, its structure
and tropic relations in it. The 4th hall is devoted to the anthropogenic
influence. Selenginsk amidst the mountains, the most explored southern part of
Buryatia, the majority of rare animals inhabiting this territory (bustard, black
crane, reindeer and so on), Red Book of Buryatia are displayed in this hall. The
5th hall is a hall of high relief. You can see here how natural zones change
depending on altitude: you’ll see the diversity of such zones in Buryatia,
varying from steppe (or prairie) to tundra (or cold desert). The Eastern Sayany
is the highest-altitude district of Buryatia. The highest mountain of Eastern
Siberia, Munku Sardik (3491 meters high) is located there. Voiced diorama will
bring you to the highland easily. Red deer, sable, eared seal are displayed
here. You can find here information about 5 specially protected territories of
Buryatia, they are 3 reservations and 2 national parks. The oldest reservation
of Russia is Barguzin Reservation. It was established in 1916 to protect and
reproduce the Barguzin Sable.
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