The Legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad
The modern names of the Great Siberian Way are the Transsib
or Trans-Siberian Railway. Transsib is a rail track running through the whole Russia
connecting its European part, capital of Russia, Moscow with its middle
(Siberia) and eastern (Far East) areas. Siberian regions were rich in nature
resources and construction of the Siberian railroad could help to connect them
with the rest parts of Russia. And Tsar Elexander III ordered to start this
perspective project realizing in 1891. Trans-Siberian railroad construction was
the greatest in the world because of speed and length of the construction,
volume of work completed and difficult building conditions. Today this train
route becomes more and more popular among tourists who want to explore the whole
Russia with its Siberia and Far East using the railway system.
The length of the road between Moscow and Vladivostok is 9 288,2 km and
it's the longest railway in the world. It takes 7 days to cover this route by
train. As you can guess, you'll see the whole country during this trip. And to
tell the truth, you'll see and learn much more about the country and
people living there traveling by train.
You have 2 variants of traveling by train: by regular trains
and by luxury trains. If
you prefer the regular trains you get off one train to spend a day or two in the
next large city on-route and then change the train getting on another train to
go further. If you go by the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express,
for example, you'll go by the same train from the very beginning of the journey
to the end of it, and you get off the train just for cities exploration
en-route, without changing the trains.
You'll cross 7 time zones (time difference with Moscow is
the following: Yekaterinburg - 2 hours plus, Novosibirsk - 3 hours plus,
Krasnoyarsk - 4 hours plus, Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude - 5 hours plus, Khabarovsk and
Vladivostok - 7 hours plus). And you'll see large Russian rivers such as Volga,
Yenissey, Ob and Amur. And of course, you will not pass by the Lake Baikal.
The way from Moscow through Mongolia to China was called Trans-Manjurian Way
or Trans Manchurian Route. The train crosses the Great
Goby Desert after passing Ulan-Bator. Gobi Desert is one of the untouched,
unique and mysterious places on the Earth.
If you go to China by train # 20 (avoiding Mongolia) you go via Manchjuria and
Harbin City. The city is famous for its ice-carving shows held in Zhaolin Park,
curative Hot Springs and local Zoo.
If you go to China by train# 04 you go through Mongolia and via Datun in China
where you can make a stop and see the Great China Wall. And you can go to the
final stop of the Transsiberian or Trans-Manjurian Ways - the Beijing City and
take a tour to the Wall from Beijing already.
you dream about going along Transsib you are welcome and we can make a program
for you as you see it just basing on the trains schedule of regular trains
of Transsib or we can book a completed tour with Trans-Siberian Golden Eagle
Express. It's up to you!
You are welcome to visit these great countries by
Have a good journey!