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Russian Ethnoparks: "Nomad"
January 21, 2021 15:08

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“Nomad” is an open-air ethnographic park located near the town of Khotkovo in the Sergiev Posad district of the Moscow region. This unique park acquaints visitors with the peculiarities of the life of the nomadic peoples of different countries - the arrangement of their homes, the specifics of life, culture and traditions.

No less interesting is the zoo located on the territory, in which truly curious inhabitants live - Kalmyk bactrian camels and Mongolian yaks, and among the more familiar animals - a donkey, lamb, sheep, goats, geese. Animals can be fed and petted. Those who wish can ride a camel, a donkey, or a dog sled. A rich program has been developed for visitors, including excursions, lectures, concerts, master classes. The Ethnopark is a popular place for family recreation; there are entertainments here for both adults and children. Various thematic festivals are held on the territory of the ethnopark. Prices for visiting the ethnopark "Nomad" Entrance fee: for adults - 500 rubles for children 7-14 years old and students - 350 rubles for pensioners - 250 rubles Children under 7 years old visit the ethnopark for free.

On the vast territory of the "Nomad" there are samples of authentic dwellings of the nomadic peoples of Central Asia and the Russian North, thanks to them you can learn about their life and beliefs. Mongolian and Turkic yurts, Chukotka yaranga and Nenets chum are open for visitors. The ethnopark has a zone with the reconstruction of a Russian settlement dating back to the 10th century. In summer, the park offers an equipped camp site. For residents of big cities, this is a great opportunity to live in nature in a rented Mongolian yurt or in their own tent, combine such a vacation with a cultural program that immerses in the atmosphere of nomad life. There is a zoo with a camel farm in the ethnopark, where bactrian camels live.

Both children and adults are happy to study these animals, pet them and take photographs for memory. You can even ride camels for a fee. You can also pet and feed other animals living in the zoo. Children will also enjoy the donkey ride. Dog sledding and reindeer riding are very popular in winter. Employees of the ethnopark conduct fascinating master classes, thanks to them you can learn how to make national toys, amulets, bake bread and paint gingerbread, master the subtleties of playing the jew's harp and acquire many other skills. There are several cafes with dishes of nomadic peoples. Here you will be offered to try buuz, tsuiwan, venison stew, pilaf, lagman, barbecue, national sweets and other dishes.

Among the drinks - herbal tea, coffee in a Turk, honey sbiten. There is also a souvenir shop for visitors. Working hours of the ethnopark "Nomad" The park provides for both private and group visits. In summer, the ethnopark is open for private visits from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00, in winter - on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Also, the park is open on all public holidays. Organized groups can visit the place on any day, but by prior arrangement.




Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Russian ethnoparks Russian regions Sergiev Posad   

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