One of the most ancient regions of Russia is located in the desert southeastern area of the East European Plain, a well of landmarks - the Astrakhan Region. If you, dear reader, have never visited this richest area, be sure to do it.
In this region, in addition to the indigenous Slavic population, Kalmucks, Avars, Nogais, Lezgins, Koreans, Germans, Dargins and many other nationalities live.
A lot of beautiful water areas are located in the Astrakhan region - the Volga River with its numerous tributaries, various lakes, the Caspian Sea. The most interesting of them is Lake Baskunchak. The most useful mud, an abundance of salt and minerals all attract tourists from all over the world.
The Astrakhan region is particularly rich in picturesque reserves. Among them are Ilmenno-Bugrovoy, Bogdino-Baskunchak, Teplushki, Sands of Berly, Steppe, Kabaniy, Enotayevsky. Of all these specially protected places, I would perhaps single out the Bogdino-Baskunchak Reserve, which preserved in its space magnificent natural objects, including a magnificent mountain called Big Bogdo. Do not spare the time and to visit such incredible tenderness as the lotus fields that stretch along the lower bank of the Volga River near the village of Liman.
The ancient capital of the city attracts the attention of the tourist capital of the Golden Horde, a fortified settlement of Saray-Batu. Built by Khan Baty in 1250 year, it is located near the village of Selitrennoe.
The Vladimir cathedral, Troitsky monastery, the Ioanno-Predtechensky monastery, the Uspensky cathedral, the Kazan church, the Annunciation monastery are beautiful and majestic in their tranquility. But the main attraction of this region is the Astrakhan Kremlin. Built in 1580 year, it is located on a small island - the highest point in Astrakhan. The Buddhist Khurul located in Liman also found its place in this area.
The oldest regional institution is the Astrakhan Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve, and the beautiful House of Merchant Tetyushinov is considered the most beautiful monument of architecture of the XIX century.
As mentioned earlier, because of its ancient origin, the Astrakhan region has a huge number of cultural, historical and natural monuments, the diversity and beauty of which can not be expressed in words, each reader must personally see all this magnificence.