Discover Russia: why is the Trans-Siberian so famous?

The Trans-Siberian is certainly not unknown to you. Indeed, it is one of the most famous railway networks in the world! But do you know the reasons for such notoriety? We tell you everything you need to know about this unusual way of crossing Russia.

From Moscow to Vladivostok

This network of railways makes it possible to cross Russia in its width over more than 9,000 kilometres. The Trans-Siberian was decided in 1891 by the tsars who wanted to be able to access the depths of their empire from west to east. VS he network of railways was inaugurated the October 5, 1916 , i.e. at the same time as the opening of the bridge over the Amur in the city of Khabarovsk which was rebuilt in the 2000s.

In reality, many people confuse the railroads named Trans-Siberian with the trains that cross them. Therefore, several trains cross the country with several route options. These trains allow Russians to access the most isolated villages of Siberia. Indeed, most of the villages in this region are located near the railway lines, synonymous with life and economy for the locals. Indeed, over the years, foreigners have discovered the incredible experience of traveling by train to Siberia. Even today, the Trans-Siberian attracts many travelers curious to discover the many Russian landscapes, but also the cultural richness of the country.

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An experience to discover the Russian soul

The shortest trip on these railways from Moscow to Vladivostok takes 7 days. This route is carried out by the train named “Rossiya” and passes through more than 990 stations across Russia. This is the one most used by tourists who want to experience the Trans-Siberian. To access the most beautiful landscapes of Russia, it is necessary to be patient. At a slow pace, the train crosses the whole country and stops in many cities and extraordinary places like Lake Baikal .

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In short, crossing Russia to Siberia is the best way to discover the diversity of landscapes, but also to feel the true soul of the country. Thus, you will see and feel the daily life of Russians and the inhabitants of the most remote villages. It is therefore a unique and very rich adventure that will show you all that Russia has that is most beautiful and most authentic.

trans siberian
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Unfortunately, tickets are only valid for a given train on a specific date. If you plan to stop and take a next train, you will have to plan it or see on the same.

Many other tourists opt for the Trans-Mongolian. This follows the same stages as the Trans-Siberian until it branches off towards Beijing, crossing Mongolia upstream.

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Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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