The Altai Swan Natural Reserve and the Wintering Festival
Sights to see 29.11.2019
Have you ever been to the beautiful region of Altai? If not, don’t hesitate to plan a trip! And make sure you attend the Altai Wintering Festival! The annual event opens the winter tourist season in Altai and it’s truly fascinating!
You’ll be able to participate in various local snow games and fun activities, such as skating, skiing, sledding, dog sled races, Ded Moroz races, etc., as well as see many concerts and spectacular shows. This year’s highlight is the food festival The Gastronomic Map of Russia where you’ll be able to try traditional dishes prepared by chefs of the best local restaurants.
The holiday lasts for two days — each day at a different venue. This year, the second day is held at the Swan Reserve (Lebediny Zakaznik) — an absolutely charming place!
The breathtaking Altai nature and hordes of wild swans (chances are, you’ve never seen that many in one place!) on a never-freezing clear lake will no doubt impress you. Make sure you buy snacks to feed them — feeding the swans is a very entertaining process! Great pics are guaranteed!