"Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia" Petrozavodsk by skipbourque
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Kizhi Island is home to the oldest wooden church in Russia, the Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus, which was built in the late 14th century. The famous Church of the Transfiguration, built in the 18th century, boasts 22 onion domes. While many of the buildings original to Kizhi Island have stood for centuries, it was not until the 1960's that the Soviets decided to make Kizhi Island into an open-air museum.
Smoking is strictly prohibited on Kizhi Island except in certain areas. This is due to the delicate nature of the wooden structures - fires have wreaked havoc in the past. In addition, do not expect to stay on Kizhi Island overnight, as this, too, is forbidden. Instead, either plan a day trip to Kizhi or be content with the time that a guided tour will allow.
It is possible to visit Kizhi Island from Petrozavodsk, the capital city of the Karelia Region of Northern Russia. Ferries can be taken from the city to the island, which is located on Lake Onega. During certain seasons, cruises to Kizhi can also be booked. Petrazavodsk can be reached by train from St. Petersburg. The train travels overnight and reaches Petrozavodsk by morning.
The complex of buildings original to Kizhi Island is on UNESCO's World Heritage Site list. No nails were used in the construction of the wooden architecture of Kizhi Island. Instead, pieces of wood have been notched together to form even the most intricate structures.
A reconstructed village on Kizhi Island demonstrates traditional crafts and tasks of peasant life in the Karelia Region of Russia. Villages original to the island also exist, and some houses are still inhabited by locals. Throughout Kizhi Island are remarkable examples of wooden architecture - so, if time permits, do explore the island.
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