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Day Schedule


➤Transfer to Irkutsk

➤Taltsy Museum

➤Russian lunch in Taltsy with tea and honey degustation

➤Guided tour in Irkutsk: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square

➤Overnight stay in Irkutsk

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The open-air museum Taltsy is located 20 kilometres away from Listvyanka. The exposition features wooden buildings brought from all over Siberia. Right now, 40 landmarked buildings and 8000 artefacts dated by XVII-XIX centuries are presented as part of the exhibition.

The museum looks like an ancient village with long streets, wooden houses, water mills and even a small school. It should be noted, that in the past real village “Taltsy” was located here. However, with the construction of the Ust-Ilimskaya hydroelectric power station, a part of the village came under the threat of flooding. Authorities decided to preserve the unique village and turned it into the museum.

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