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WELCOME TO REPUBLIC OF TUVA
SIGHTSEEING. PLACES TO VISIT IN TUVA
The republic of Tuva is one of the least known and most curious corners of
Russia. The Tuvans are nomadic pastoralists by nature Buddhist and shamanist by
religion, Mongolian by cultural heritage, and Turkic by language.
Locals say that Tuva is located in the very center of Asia. The geometrical center of the Asian continent defined by scientists lies in Kyzyl Ц capital of Tuva - and is marked by the stone monument.
The eastern part of the republic of Tuva is mainly forested,
with more rivers and lakes than elsewhere in Tuva. One of the draws of the
region is Toora-Khem and Lake Azas. Lake Azas is big and beautiful, surrounded
by forest and mountains. The only way to come here is by boat from Kyzyl up the
Bolshoi Yenisey to Toora-Khem, about 30km west of the lake. While and
unforgettable river trip to the lake is one of the best experiences as youТll
be able to see some of the most enigmatic and beautiful pristine parts of the world.
Samagaltay is the first capital of Tuva, as well as one of
its oldest localities founded already in 1773. In the pre-revolutionary time
Samagaltai was an important trading center with China and Mongolia. The village
Samagaltay, 165km south of Kyzyl, has a beautiful Buddhist temple. Locals here
carve and sell small Buddha figures made from agalmatolite.
Erzin, 220km from Kyzyl, is a town of almost entirely Tuvan people. South of the town is a land of deserts that have camel herds.
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