Discover the Incredible Golden Ring of Russia
The Golden Ring is one of the oldest routes to be found in Russia. It is a circular tourist route that begins in Moscow and traveling it will allow you to visit many interesting and historical Russian cities and towns. These towns boast a delightful history and contain many examples of unique Russian architecture.
Traditionally the Golden Ring route is run in a counter clockwise direction and it starts in Moscow. From here you will visit Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov Velikiy, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy and Sergiev Posad. All the towns are relatively close together and positioned in a somewhat circular pattern through Russia. Travel between them is easily available on trains and buses, or even car.
So why would you venture on the famous Golden Ring route? Well, for one thing it will allow you to feast your eyes on many of Russia's historical and architectural wonders. The Golden Ring route is famous for its old cities and towns, each a gem in its own right. Here you will find magnificent old Churches made of white stone and most of them still have working bell towers. You will also be able to view impressive old fortresses and monasteries. Other historical monuments abound, such as the first boat built by Peter the Great. Many of the towns are built near a lake or river which lends to their charming beauty.
Life in these smaller cities is usually slower and more peaceful so if you are conducting business in Moscow, these towns provide the perfect refuge from the bustle of city life. Many of the towns are picturesque and the people are welcoming. The Golden Ring is symbolic of old Russia and traveling here is the best way to get a sense of Russian history.