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The following tours are provided in this region:

  • Excursion-ethnographical tour "The Great Sayan Ring"
  • Excursion-ethnographical tour "The Mysteries Of Sayan Ring"
  • Active-excursion tour "Sayan Expanses"
  • Khakassia on the map


    Republic of Khakassia (Russian: Респу́блика Хака́сия, Respublika Khakasiya) is a federal subject of Russia (a republic) located in south-central Siberia. Abakan is the capital and the largest city of the republic. Khakas is a Turkic language with co-official status in the republic.

    From the 6th century Khakassia was the core of the old Kyrgyz state. In the thirteenth century, following defeat by the Mongols, the majority of the Kyrgyz people migrated southwest to their current homeland in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan). Modern Khakassians regard themselves as the descendants of those Kyrgyz who remained in Siberia. Khakassia was incorporated into the Russian state in 1707. In 1727 this was confirmed in a treaty between Russia and China. Tsarist policy was to deport convicted criminals from European Russia to Siberia and prisons were quickly constructed in Khakassia (1707 and 1718). Many prisoners stayed in the area on their release. Many of the indigenous Khakassian people converted to the Russian Orthodox church and were gradually forced to abandon their nomadic way of life. By the time of the Russian Revolution Russians made up approximately half of the population. Under Soviet rule autonomy was granted on 10 October 1930. During the 1920s and 1930s the Soviet authorities resettled an estimated quarter of a million Russians in the region. These were followed by 10,000 Volga Germans deported in World War II. By the time of the 1959 census ethnic Khakassians represented little more than one in ten of the population. Khakassia was given full autonomous republic status in 1991.

    The main industries in the republic are coal mining, ore mining, and timber.

    Khakassia is a hospitable picturesque territory, where the steppes are rich with curative lakes and are lying near the foot of the mountains. This territory has a rich history and ancient culture which is reflected in more than 30 thousands monuments – stone sculptures and burial mounds, each of them is unique and has a huge historical value. Natural splendor and variety make this territory attractive for tourists. Staying here will leave you the most indelible impressions.

    Here everyone will find his own type of rest:

    • excursional tour across “Archeological Mecca” will acquaint you with ancient history of this territory, to touch unveiled mysteries of people which were living here for many thousand years ago;
    • tracking and horse-riding tourism will be right for nature lovers and clear air will give you strench;
    • for those who wants to test themselves we offer gripping rafting routes;
    • those who want to feel themselves as true getters won’t be disappointed – there is a specially organized fishing and game-shooting;
    • Khakassia welcomes tourists all year round – the Gladenkaya mountain is a famous mountain-skiing resort not only around the Republic, but far beyond its bounds;
    • unique water of Khakassia lakes is used for sanatorium-and-spa treatment long ago, recovers and supports your health.


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