Sightseeing in Khanty-Mansiysk - what to see. Complete travel guide

The capital of Yugra is mostly known as a place where different winter sports competitions are regularly held. Due to the proper weather conditions and long and snowy winters, the city is popular with fans of skiing. International competitions were often held in Khanty-Mansiysk. Exactly major sports competitions attract travelers to the city. However, not all people know that Khanty-Mansiysk is one of the most attractive Russian cities from a tourist point of view.
It is an incredibly beautiful and enchanting city. One of its features is cultural traditions. There is the unique Park of Slavic Writing. One of the main city symbols is the old Khanty’s oven installed right in the open air, in one of the city parks. The locals are proud of their traditions and protect them from the influence of the modern world. Every year, beautiful holidays dedicated to the natives’ culture and customs are celebrated. The participation in such a festival will be an unforgettable adventure.
Despite this, contemporary trends are present in the city too. There are modern culture and entertainment centers and a big concert hall that is a place where interesting Russian and international cultural events are always held. Khanty-Mansiysk will impress those travelers who want to devote their vacation to interesting sightseeing tours. The history of the city and its attractions are very interesting. The first references to the city date back to the second half of the 16th century. Until the beginning of the 20th century, it had been known as the village of Samarovo. Later, the old village, several nearby settlements and the new Ostyako-Vogulsky administrative center were unified. The big city became the capital of the national district. Copyright
Despite the harsh climate, the city provides excellent conditions for recreation. Winters here are quite long but mild, which will delight fans of skiing through snowy woods. The picturesque nature will impress adherents of ecotourism. There are more than enough beautiful places for walks. Khanty-Mansiysk is enchanting and beautiful no matter what the season is. Unique cultural traditions give it some special charm.
In the very beautiful modern building, there is the Museum of Nature and Man. The first idea of opening the museum came in the first half of the 20th century. It was opened in 1938. Originally, it presented only 8 themed collections dedicated to the natives’ culture and traditions. Over the years of its existence, the museum collection has increased significantly. In 1986, it occupied the new building where it is located now. Its collection includes over 140 000 exhibits. Archaeological and paleontological artifacts are especially interesting here.
The unique culture venue is the outdoor Ethnographic Museum called Torum Maa. It was opened in 1987 at the initiative of the local people. Now, the extraordinary museum tells its visitors about the features of the natives’ lifestyle. It is located in an incredibly beautiful natural woodland area. On the territory of the museum, there are living quarters and outbuildings of different periods. In many houses, interesting themed collections are stored. Here, you can see old household items, national clothes, craft items, and pieces of art.
Northern Sun Fans of ecotourism have an opportunity to visit the wonderful park called Samarovsky Chugas. Here, you can admire the unique pristine nature that has not been affected by the modern civilization. In the big Nature Park that occupies over 6.5 hectares, you can see wonderful lakes and forests, swift streams and impenetrable mashes. Rare species of animals and birds dwell in the territory of the nature park. It is an important center where environmental studies are conducted.
Despite its serious theme, the Museum of Oil and Gas Geology is also very popular with city guests. In 2003, the museum moved into the new big building, which area is over 7 000 m2. This lets present the collection of its exhibits in its full extent. Here, the visitors can learn about how the oil and gas industry has developed in the region. The most valuable exhibits in the museum are collections of rare minerals. In the museum, you can also see the unique quartz collection. One of the biggest samples weighs 300 kg.

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