Камчатка. Туры на Камчатку. Путешествие на Камчатку.
Petropapavlovsk is the capital of the Kamchatka Peninsula and is situated on
Avacha Bay. Avacha Bay was discovered by the Russians in 1703 and was the focus
of numerous expeditions. In the beginning of the 19th century it became a center
of Russian / American activities. The center of the city is still occupied by old
wooden buildings. It is very difficult on dark winter days to call this city
beautiful but on the rare sunny summer days when the surrounding hills are
bright green, dotted with wild flowers, and the snow topped volcanoes jut out
above an azure blue bay, it is easy to understand why the Kamchatkin people are
so proud of their city.
GETTING THERE AND AWAY TO THE KAMCHATKA
Practically the only way to get in or out of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, and
indeed the rest of Kamchatka, is to take a plane. There are daily flights
to/from Moscow (9 hours) and Khabarovsk (3 hours), and flights three times a
week to/from Vladivostok (3 hours).
With only one major road on the peninsula and no railways, the most common
means of getting around Kamchatka is flying. Mi-8 helicopters operate like
minibuses on Kamchatka, ferrying scientists, volcanologists and hunters between
remote settlements and isolated cabins. A regular bus runs from
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky via Esso, before going to Klyuchi. It may take you
about 12-15 hours to get there. It’s recommended that you take advice on
accommodation and route of your trip because winter avalanches, boiling pits and
sulphurous fumes of volcanoes might be dangerous to explore on your own.
MUSEUM OF PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKI
- Kamchatski Museum of History of War - This is a unique war museum
in the Northern part of Russia. There are 4 exhibition halls devoted to the
history of the Russian army. There is also a special collection devoted to
the development of the Kamchatka region, the expedition of Vitus Bering,
Russian and foreign armaments, and a collection of medals and ship models.
- Museum of History and Art of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski - This museum
displays works by local artists of the Kamchatka Peninsula.
- Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski Regional Museum - This unique collection
is devoted to the Neolithic sites discovered in the region, archeological
and ethnographical objects, and local art and handcrafts. There is also a
large collection of items made of reindeer horns.