Traveling around Vladivostok
Vladivostok is reflected in the calm waters of the Golden Horn Bay, rising up the steep hills. The hilly terrain gives the city a photogenic charm — for impressive shots, you just need to climb higher.
- The best view of the bay with the Golden Bridge thrown over it, the old quarters and the huge port open from the top of the Eagle’s Nest hill — the highest point of the historical center. A staircase and funicular lead to the observation deck.
- The Primorsky Oceanarium on Russky Island is one of the largest in the world. The building, resembling a sea shell, houses 135 aquariums, where about 500 species of fish and mammals live — dolphins, walruses, seals, seals.
- A 70-meter tunnel has been cut through the impressive main reservoir, through the walls of which you can see the «Dancing with the Stingrays».
- 20 islands in the Gulf of Peter the Great surround Vladivostok, making up the archipelago of Empress Eugenia. It is “to the islands” that the locals go when they want to take a break from the bustle of the city.
- One of the main architectural sights of the city is the elegant building of the station, decorated with tiles. In style, it resembles the Yaroslavsky railway station in Moscow, and this is not an accident: the Trans-Siberian Railway begins in the capital, and ends here. A symbolic milestone installed on the platform marks the distance to the capital — 9288 km.
- Vladivostok owes its gastronomic fame to excellent seafood. Marine farms in the vicinity of the city invite you to see how crabs, spiny bear shrimp, Far Eastern oysters and scallops are bred and harvested.
- Once the only Chinatown and green quarter in Russia, today Millionka is the most atmospheric district of the city with labyrinths of courtyards, bright graffiti and many excellent cafes and restaurants.
- Museum of the History of the Far East. Arseniev is the largest in Primorye and, perhaps, the most modern: interactive expositions and thematic programs instead of boring stands, quests for the little ones, walking and bus tours.
- Vladivostok was and remains the base of the Pacific Fleet, which is reminiscent of numerous monuments, the parade of battleships and cruisers near the Korabelnaya embankment. The patrol boat «Red Vympel» and the submarine S-56 became branches of the Military History Museum.
- The grandiose Russian Bridge (its image adorns the banknote of 2000 rubles), connecting the city with the island of the same name, is the second in the world in height (324 m) and span length (1104 m). The mighty pillars and shrouds in the colors of the tricolor look most impressive in the evening illumination, especially if you admire the bridge from the landscaped gardens of the FEFU campus embankment.
- Once upon a time, on the shore of the Ussuri Bay, 10 km from the city, there was a dump of a glass factory. Over the years, the sea has licked the glass to the smoothness of candy, turning them into colorful pebbles that sparkle in the sun. The porous rocks that cover the Glass Bay from the wind are also impressive.
- The Shkotovsky Nature Park is formally considered a zoo, but in fact it is a large forest area, where there are no pens and cages. The animals and birds living here are watched not through glass and bars, but walking along the paths and high metal platforms.
- The weather-beaten stone plateau at the southern tip of Russky Island is made up of regular slabs — as if some young troll was playing stone Lego here.
- To get to Cape Tobizin, you have to walk through the wild forest where foxes live, and in some places climb the rocks with a safety rope.