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Trans-Siberian Handbook

Trans-Siberian Handbook

Best of Trans-Siberian

Contents | Introduction | Individual itineraries or organised tours? | Route planning | What to take | Sample Route Guide: Trans-Siberian Route and map 1 | Other railway lines linked to the Trans-Siberian | Best of Trans-Siberian





Greatest kremlins

  • Tobolsk, with its golden domes and splendid cathedrals (see p266)
  • Nizhny Novgorod (p238) – walk its fortified walls and check out the exhibitions inside its towers
  • Rostov (p211) – the most intimate Kremlin, where you can sleep in the former servants’ quarters
  • Suzdal  – 11th century kremlin (p231) surrounded by an earthen rampart

Best food and drink experiences

  • Feast on every type of Chinese cuisine imaginable – from Imperial cuisine and Peking duck to Szechuan, Cantonese and Yunnan in Beijing (p401)
  • Try smoked omul, a fish endemic to Lake Baikal
  • Explore the cosmopolitan dining scenes of Moscow, St Petersburg and Vladivostok
  • Share the buuz (steamed dumplings), homemade bread, clotted cream and milky tea while staying with Mongolia’s nomads

Trans-Siberian Handbook


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