Biysk

Biysk Railway Station

Biysk (Бийск) is the second largest city in Altai Krai with population of 220,000 people and featured as naukograd i.e. science city.

Understand

Biysk is a starting point for tourists trekking to the Altay Mountains, 'the gateway to Mountainous Altai'.

Geography

Biysk is located 163 km south of Barnaul and 356 km away from Novosibirsk. The Mongolian border is farther 617 km south. The terrain around is a hilly plain. Separated by the river Biya both banks of the city are connected by three bridges. The city is situated on the Chuysky Highway, a tarmac road, which goes from Novosibirsk to Mongolia.

History

The city appeared in 1709 as a part of the 'Biyskaya krepost', fortification line built from Ust'-Kamenogorsk. It derives the name from hydronym 'bi', a Samodian word for 'water, river'.

Climate

Continental climate. The average temperature of January is -18C, in July it is +18,9C.

Get in

There are no flights to Biysk airport so far because of reconstruction (03/2011).

By train

The direct trains are coming from Novosibirsk, Moscow, Tomsk, Chita, Omsk, Surgut, Krasnoyarsk, Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo, Alma-Ata. Barnaul is the most probable place to arrive from.

By bus

Bus station is serving routes from Gorno-Altaysk (hourly), Ongudai (that one kis from Ongudai to Barnaul @9AM passing Biysk), Tomsk, Belokurikha, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk and Barnaul. Tickets are available via the internet. The bus station is within 5 min walk from the railway station.

Get around

The tram network is present with 8 routes. Public buses and taxis are numerous.

See

Assumption Temple

Historic part of the city is the most curious place to give a look to where the architecture tells about the past epoch. Go on to the right bank of the river to enjoy 1900th houses of merchants, Passages and an Orthodox Temple, all in compact area.

Do

Buy

Trade-center 'Maria-Ra' has a small souvenir shop inside.

Eat

Sleep

Business class

Economy class

Connect

The central post-office is located at 34, Sovetskaya st.

Go next

Routes through Biysk

Novosibirsk Barnaul  N  S  Ölgii


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