"Irkutsk" Irkutsk by tini58de

Irkutsk Travel Guide: 185 reviews and 628 photos

On both of my Transsiberian Train tours we had a stopover in Irkutsk.
The nice thing was, that I experienced that wonderful town in March, when it was still very cold and in September! And I really enjoyed it both times! The vicinity of Lake Baikal is wonderful, but the town itself is quite nice as well!

  • Last visit to Irkutsk: Sep 1999
  • Intro Updated Jul 3, 2004
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2007 at 1:07 PM

    Hi Christine, it's great that you had two Transsiberian Train tours. This looks like an interesting place to stop over right in the middle of the trip.

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2007 at 10:12 AM

    Thanks for dropping by my Newfoundland page. The rabbit pie was pretty good. I love the work you have done with the calendars..What a great idea!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2006 at 9:14 AM

    Fabulous updates here ...Irkutsk is definitely on my must-visit list ...but now I don't know where to go first: Barentsburg or Irkutsk ... :o)

  • Kinia's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2006 at 2:07 PM

    it's more than fascinating!!!

  • Laurina's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2006 at 6:02 PM

    Hi Cristine - nice to hear from you! hope you are well...I love your calendar themes... :o) Take care and keep in touch

  • birchy99's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2005 at 5:13 PM

    Thank you for you wonderful insights of Irkutsk and vicinity. One of my pipe dreams is to ride the RR like you did.

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2005 at 10:56 AM

    Fascinating!

  • Dec 19, 2004 at 3:46 AM

    One word - WOW! You truly bring your travel destinations to life with your first-class pages; full of great tips and photos :-)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2004 at 2:39 AM

    Why don't you name it "Savior Cathedral".... That's another great example of the Russian architecture....

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2004 at 11:47 AM

    Irkutsk doesn't look real... it looks like a legendary place...

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