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Tomsk Travel Guide: 58 reviews and 169 photos
'Where are you going for your summer holiday?' my colleagues asked.
'Tomsk, in Siberia' I would reply.
Seeing their baffled expressions, I would then have to explain why we had chosen to travel for 2.5 days on a train in order to spend 3 days in Tomsk.
It's certainly not an obvious holiday destination from the UK, but in fact, it was a very interesting place to visit and with surprisingly good food.
As a university administrator, I was interested to find that Tomsk has no less than six universities. Education is the largest 'industry' in Tomsk.
The University of Tomsk was the first in Siberia to admit women. In the grounds are lots of imported species of flora and fauna.
Tomsk was founded in 1604. You can see the site of the original settlement/fortress on Resurrection Hill.
Tomsk is also known for its traditional 'wooden lace' architecture.
The Tomsk Tourist Office (on Prospekt Lenina) can arrange a walking tour of Tomsk with an English-speaking guide. It... more travel advice
We were having a walking tour of Tomsk on 7 July, when our guide noticed a group of youths carrying buckets. 'Oh,' she... more travel advice
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