Kemerovo

Kemerovo (Russian: Ке́мерово KYEHM-eer-uh-vuh) is a city in Kemerovo Oblast, Western Siberia. Kemerovo is the capital of Kemerovo region or Kuzbass. It is a city with over half a million of population — big enough for Siberia. Rivers Tom and Iskitimka run through the city.

Kemerovo railway station

Get in

By air

International airport Kemerovo (ICAO:UNEE, IATA:KEJ) serves flights from Moscow, Vladivostok etc. and charters from Bangkok, Sanya, Hurghada etc. The bus #101 goes from the airport to the railway station.

By train

Direct trains arrive from

Get around

By bus, trams, trolleybus, taxi. Prices are fair enough: 14 rubles for public transport and around 200-300 rubles for a taxi, depending on how far you want to go.

See

Kemerovo City Counsel

There are many museums and art galleries in Kemerovo, most of which are located in the city center. The grand Lenin's Square with the Lenin`s monument is a symbol of past Soviet times. Also you can find here a monument dedicated to miners, who gave their lives working the region's mines.

Also the city is surrounded by beautiful forest — taiga, where you can almost feel the wildness and greatness of lands untouched by civilization.

Do

Skiing, snowboarding, bowling, pool, hiking, hunting, fishing. Also Disco and night clubs.

Take a tour of the massive strip mine just outside Kemerovo, which fueled Russia's industrial revolution under Stalin's 5-year plan.

Buy

Most common Russian souvenirs. Matryoshka, lapti, beresta. Different types of woodcarved hand-made souvenirs.

Eat

There are great number of restaurants. Russian, sushi, European and others. Fast-food meal for 2 people will be around 300 rub (10 euro). A restaurant meal for 2 people with beer or wine will be as much as 1000 rub (30 euro).

Drink

Vodka! The nearby town of Mariinsk is considered the best manufacturer of vodka in all of Russia.

Sleep

Plenty of hotels. Centrally located hotels include: Hotel Kuzbass, Hotel Tomm, Hotel Kristall. Outside the city in the taiga you can stay at the Park Hotel Graal (http://park-hotel-graal.ru) or the hotel Tsarskie Palaty.

Go next

Gornaya Shoriya and a ski-resort Sheregesh.


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