Attractions in Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai (Russia)

Khabarovsk Museum of Archeology named after A.P. Okladnikov was founded in 1998 and became the first archaeological museum in the Far East region. By visiting it, you will see ancient images on stone dating back to 4-5 millennia BC, pottery and tools of labor and hunting of the inhabitants of the Amur region.

In the Far East Art Museum presents one of the largest art collections in the Far East region. The museum was founded in 1931. Initially, his collections were formed on the basis of receipts from the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the State Hermitage Museum, the State Historical Museum and the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin. Nowadays, the museum exhibits icons of ancient Russian masters, a collection of antique ceramics and glass, Western European paintings and graphics of the 15th-20th centuries, samples of Russian and Western European portraiture of the 18th-19th centuries, objects of traditional art of the natives of the Far East, such as carpets of Nanai and Ulch masters., wedding and ceremonial Nanai women’s costumes and walrus ivory items. Here you can see the works of outstanding masters – Shchedrin, Tropinin, Aivazovsky, Vereshchagin, Shishkin, Repin, Surikov and Levitan, Benois, Somov, Vasnetsov, Vrubel, Serov, Lissitzky, Stepanova and Kuznetsov. Western European art is represented by such masters as Titian, Veronese, Bassano, Rubens, Durer, Rembrandt and Callo.

The works of Far Eastern artists and masters of applied art are exhibited in the Fedotov Exhibition Hall, the Art Basement vernissage and in the House of Folk Art.

From Khabarovsk, river cruises along the Amur are arranged with visits to the main attractions of the surrounding areas. Bolshekhekhtsirsky State Nature Reserve is located

20 km south of Khabarovsk.. It was created in 1963 to protect the landscapes of the Amur region. The area of the reserve is 45.5 thousand hectares. Most of the territory is occupied by the Bolshoi Khekhtsir ridge, the height of which reaches 950 m. The reserve is completely covered with forest, where Ayan spruce, Korean cedar and Gmelin larch predominate, also in the forests there are woolly, yellow and Manchurian birches, David’s aspen, Mongolian oak and Manchurian ash. There are 40 species of fish, 6 species of amphibians, 8 species of reptiles, 222 species of birds and 50 species of mammals in the reserve. Not so long ago, the sable population was restored here. Tourists hike along several ecological trails of the reserve, during which you can see typical Far Eastern vegetation, animals and birds.

According to growtheology, Khabarovsk is located 30 km from the Russian-Chinese border. Between Russia and China have an agreement on visa-free group tourist trips for organized groups, which makes it possible to arrange shopping tours and sightseeing trips to China from Khabarovsk and border cities. The period of stay in China on a tourist visa is 30 days. 75 km northeast of Khabarovsk is the village of Sikachi-Alyan, which is the center of the Nanai culture. The eco-tourist complex “Velkom” is located near the village, where the branch of the Far Eastern Art Museum – “Museum of Aboriginal Culture of the Peoples of the Amur” operates

. The museum presents household items of the indigenous inhabitants of the Amur region and reflects the main milestones in the history of the region – from the Neolithic to the present day. In addition, near the village of Sikachi-Alyan there is an archaeological monument “Sikachialyan petroglyphs”. Here, on the basalt boulders and coastal rocks of the right bank of the Amur River, you can see ancient petroglyphs, whose age is from 9 to 4 thousand years. Among the drawings, images of human faces, animals (mainly deer), birds and boats are guessed. The petroglyphs were made by deep groove knockout with the help of stone tools. In the basin of the Lower Amur and the Ussuri River there are several more galleries of rock art – these are drawings near the Kiya, Sukpai and Maya rivers. In these places in the valley of the Kur River there is another natural monument – the karst caves of Sanboli, which include the caves “Chipmunk”, “Alyonushka”, “Square”, “Pipe” and “Guarding Spear”.

On the other side of Khabarovsk, to the south, in the area named after Lazo, is the most visited cave in the Khabarovsk Territory – Farewell Cave. This cave has many halls, grottoes, passages and galleries, with a total length of 2600 m and an average height of 5 m. Inside there are corallites, stalactites, stalagmites and streams flow.

On the territory of the district named after Lazo in the middle reaches of the Khor River near the village of Kutuzovka there is a natural monument “Sikhote-Alin”. It occupies 5.2 thousand hectares in the western foothills of the Sikhote-Alin. There are about 200 species of plants (10% of the flora of the Khabarovsk Territory), there are animals of both southern and northern species, as well as the largest snake in Russia – the Amur snake, many rare birds, and in the Khor river there are taimen, lenok and Amur grayling. In “Sikhote-Alin” there is a 5-kilometer ecological trail, along which there is a yew grove, river rocky outcrops and forests with a diverse flora. On the territory of this natural monument there is a center for the rehabilitation of wild animals “Cliff”, which is open to tourists, and there is a hotel with a bathhouse, a cafe and a souvenir shop.

Attractions in Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai (Russia)