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Soloneshensky District Of the Altai Territory Attracts Many Tourists
19.08.2016 16:36
Soloneshensky District Of the Altai Territory Attracts Many Tourists

Soloneshensky District of the Altai region is famous among the tourists with the waterfalls of River Shinok and Denisov cave. They are magnets for the visitors from different regions of the country. But it is not the only wealth of the region. Folklore, which faithful guardians of are locals and artistic groups, has become another point of support for the development of tourism. Several folk tours are developed and active in the region.

      The tourists from Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Moscow, Barnaul and other cities visit the Soloneshensky region. This year the daughter of the famous poet Robert Rozhdestvensky, Ekaterina, has been here among the guests. 

Altay Territory is a subject of the Russian Federation, a part of the Siberian Federal District. The administrative capital of the Territory is the city of Barnaul, a rather big city with a population of 650, 7 thousand people according to the data from 2009. Altay Territory is bounded on the south and west by East-Kazakhstan and Pavlodar regions of Kazakhstan and by Novosibirsk and Kemerovo regions on the north and north-east. On the south-east it is bounded by the Altay Republic, which was a part of the Altay Territory till 1991. The region is rich in mineral resources, so it was a centre of mining in the 18th – first half 19th centuries, later its economy was reoriented to the agriculture. The territory is colonized by the Russians since the second half of the 17th century. Now they dominate in the population of the region.

       The territory of the region belongs to two physiographical regions: The West Siberian Plain and Altay-Sayan highlands. The mountains occupy eastern and southern parts of the region, while the western and northern ones have campaign landscape. The climate is severe, with long cold dry winters and hot, usually dry summers. The regions main waterway is the Ob River. The rivers of Biya, Katun, and Chuya are also important. The biggest lakes are Kulundinskoye, Kuchukskoye, and Mikhaylovskoye. The Altay Territory has huge reserves of raw materials, especial materials used for building, as well as significant mineral reserves. These include nonferrous metals, lead and iron ores, manganese, tungsten, molybdenum, bauxite, and gold. Forests cover about 60,000 km² of the region’s land. 


How to get there and away

A dense network of the railways covers the Altay Territory. Their total mileage is 1803 kilometres, and 866 from them are the railways of the industrial establishments.


The longest railway of the region, Novosibirsk – Barnaul – Semipalatinsk is used for the transshipment from the eastern regions of the country to the Central Asia, the South-Siberian railway – to the western regions of Russia.


The highway transportation facilities of the region tie all the district centres with Barnaul, the capital of the region. Two federal highways M-52 and A-349 are go through the territory of the Altay Territory.


Flying from the airport of Barnaul you can reach 30 other cities of Russia and some foreign ones. 


How to get to Barnaul Airport - Book Transfer Online


One of the best ways is to book a transfer to Barnaul Airport online in advance, when you have time to choose the right taxi-company providing English-speaking drivers.


You can catch a taxi upon your arrival right at the airport, but you should always beware of riding an unlicensed taxi. Remember, that riding an unlicensed taxi may be dangerous, besides, the prices asked before and after the ride may vary greatly. 


Booking a transfer to Barnaul Airport  online is especially convenient if you have a late flight, as you may feel sure you'll not get stuck in a traffic jam at night. 


Russia-IC recommends Kiwi transfer service and transfers from/to the airport. Here you can make a booking to Barnaul  Airport and choose the car you like including the class of the car, standard or business.


All cars are equipped with GPS, and are constantly checked, all drivers are licensed. Most cars are equipped with terminals, so you can pay taxi with credit card (American Express, Visa, Master Card etc.).


How to book transfer to Barnaul  Airport online:


1. Find the route you want

Choose Barnaul Airport, city or train station in the search box. 


2. Book transfer online

Specify the date and time of the transfer, the flight number, the hotel address or name and other details of the trip. Leave your contact details and make a prepayment. As soon as you do it, the car is booked.


3. Driver will meet you

At the appointed time and place, our driver will pick you up. He will be with your nameplate and all necessary information about the trip. He will help you with the luggage and comfortably take you to your destination.








Author: Anna Dorozhkina


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