Coat of arms of the Russian Federation

The Republic of Tuva

Coat of arms of the Republic of Tuva


Silent heroes in snow caps - Sayans, Sengilen, Shapshalsky, Tannu-Ola - surrounded on all sides Tyva - the land of legends, cedar forests and the cradle of the Yenisei - the deepest river in Eastern Siberia. The mountains seem to stand guard over the rest of this amazing land. For thousands of years, little has changed here.

Many Todzhin Tuvinian people still live in yurts, bred deer, sheep, goats, hunt and fish to feed their families. They treat tourists with national dishes - I co-produce, turtwana, and the soup, and they are given araga-milk vodka. Here, the secrets of the famous Tuvan stone-carving art are graciously conveyed from father to son and grandfather to the grandson and retold ancient Tuvan tales.

Shamanic rituals coexist peacefully in Tuva with the traditions of Buddhism, unique archaeological finds - with modern monuments, such as the obelisk "Center of Asia". And over all this - over the harsh mighty nature of the mountains, above the blue waves of the Yenisei and his younger sisters - Biy-Khem and Kaa-Khem - the rhythms of the Hoomei-throat singing sound.

Traveling to Tuva is a flight by a time machine in the distant past, into a different civilization, into the youth of Southern Siberia. People settled these mountains and steppes back in the I millennium BC. E. Since then, some tribes have replaced others, mixed with each other, sharing knowledge, strength, blood and memory of ancestors. Only 100 years ago, Tyva voluntarily entered the Russian Empire, writing a petition to Nicholas II himself.


Today Tyva, like no other region of Siberia, is interesting for tourists. They come here to see the real Valley of the Kings, where the leaders of the Scythian times are buried, the Azas nature reserve or the Tere-Khol lake. This is a real paradise for archeologists and historians, tourists who prefer to travel with a backpack behind their shoulders, climbers, photographers, fans of fishing, hunting. On the territory of the Ubsu-Nursky Reserve, hundreds of species of rare birds and animals live. Here you can find snow leopard snow leopard, reindeer, cat manul, and other representatives of fauna listed in the Red Book of Russia.

The local lands contain real treasures: ores of non-ferrous metals, coal, mercury, iron. On the border with Mongolia are discovered jade deposits, and along the border of the Tes-Khem region, sapphires and chrysolites are mined. Healing properties of local mineral springs attract Tuva lovers of balneological procedures. There are several sanatoriums here, where local residents and visitors restore their health.

The annual Tuva cattle breeders' festival, the Ustuu-Huree festival and the national New Year of Shagaa - all these colorful folk festivals are also very popular with tourists.

In the capital of Tyva, the city of Kyzyl, where about a third of the total population of the republic lives, there are also many interesting sights. This is the Shaman clinic, the Yenisei embankment, museums, theater and philharmonic society. Each guest of the republic finds here something interesting for themselves. Come! Tyva and its inhabitants are always glad to see you!

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