The Longest Railway in the World - Trans-Siberian Railway
The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway line in the world, with the total length of steel rail 9289 km. Across the East-West railway line of Russia, It also has many branch lines in Mongolia, China and North Korea with the total of about 1000 freight and passenger trains. The whole has been open to traffic since 1891. Many people want to record their adventures on the longest railway before it is finished.
There is no other railway line can be comparable with Trans-Siberia railway, it was once known as “the most beautiful jewel on the crown”. Walking on the pavement of Moscow's Red Square, enjoy the beautiful landscape of Golden Horn in Vladivostok and indulge in the unbelievable scenery along the railway, this slow rail line can bring you the most abundant harvest. When you set foot on the Trans-Siberian Railway line, whether you are for enjoying the train trip, or just take it as the passageway to Russia, the changing landscape, culture, nation and the life experiences on the train are demonstrated in front of you. This is a will be a meaningful and very fruitful journey.
Many people believe that Trans-Siberia railway is a railway line, actually, it is made up of several railway lines extending from the European part of Russia to the Far East Area and Asia. The most classic railway line is from Moscow to Vladivostok, at least 143 hours running, almost exactly six days.
This route starting from either end is perfect, and it is better to avoid the peak passenger flow. Starting from the eastern edge of Russia Vladivostok, you can have a carnival celebration when getting off in Moscow. It is more enjoyable to choose the end point in St. Petersburg. The best plan is to travel in several sections and formulate a travel schedule, which needs about 3 to 4 weeks.
Here Are Some Stops Worthy for Travelling.
Vladivostok is located in a beautiful natural harbor, and it is a beautiful place for you to stay for several days. Vladivostok is the capital of eastern Russia and its fame rising greatly after holding an economic summit in 2012. Now the Vladivostok is no longer a remote satellite city in Moscow, but a star city in Asia. Joining in the crowded and noisy bay ferry cruise and looking at the impressive bay bridge, you will find that San Francisco is just the scenery.
Khabarovsk is a very vibrant city in Amur Riverside, is a pleasant place for rest after long time staying on the train. Wonderful river scenery, lively nightlife, broad boulevards and beautiful Russia architecture arranging on both sides of the streets, all of these form a beautiful promenade.
In the capital of the Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, Asian faces can be found everywhere and the fascinating culture atmosphere is permeated in every corner. The city is quiet and but with busy pace, friendly and with enthusiastic, exotic and with shinning view. Some travelers also believe that Ulan-Ude is also a good place to experience the Mongolia style.
The splendid scenery of Lake Baikal is worth your staying for at least 5 days. Except for the most charming city Irkutsk in Siberia, Olkhon Island is also a meaningful place which is the holy island in the eye of West Buriats people who believe in Shamanism. Situating in the middle of west coast of Lake Baikal, the beautiful scenery on the island and the soft lake water delude people to folly.
The city Novosibirsk is very worth for travelling, once to be the vast barren land, now has been developing as one the most fashionable and hospitable cities in Russia. Pleasant accommodation, comfortable restaurant and bars, hospitable attitude to the travelers make the city attractive. The city Novosibirsk lies in one-third position in the railway line from Moscow to Vladivostok, it’s a better choice to get off the train ad relax yourself there.
The majestic castle lies on the top of the cliff, overlooking the intersection of Volga River and Oka River. The city is usually regard as “the third capital" in Russia, and it is more quiet and peaceful than Moscow and St Petersburg, owning the unique leisure atmosphere of downstream cities of Volga River.
The Golden Ring
Don't miss Vladimir and Suzdal in Gold town of Russian. Here churches with onion top roof can be found everywhere. The cabin and lush gardens are spread all over the both sides of the street. When you ride through the street, you can hear the bells from dozens of churches, this is what the Russia looks like. You can lie on the grass all day, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the river the wonderful landscape of the countryside!
After a few days or a few weeks journey on the train, reaching this international metropolis with strong cultural atmosphere will make you cheer up. Moscow is a city making you excited and be at a loss what to do. Act quickly now, to appreciate the graceful beauty art and music, experience luxury at restaurant, enjoy the nightlife party until sunrise.
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