Altai Voted Best Russian Region for Adventure Tourism

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Readers of National Geographic chose Altai Krai as the best destination for adventure tours in Russia, the magazine’s website reports.

Twenty-five percent of National Geographic readers selected Altai as their favourite honouree, followed by Kamchatka with 22% and Karelia with 14% of the votes.

Khakassia was chosen as the best destination for ethnographic tours by 25% of the readers, with the Altai Republic and Yakutia ranking second and third (20% and 15%, respectively).

Tatarstan came in first place in the field of excursion tourism, collecting 25% of the votes. Second place was shared by St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, as both received 22%. The Kaliningrad Region appeared in the ranking at third place (17%).

The Vologda Region was named as Russia's best place for eco-tourism by 20% of the National Geographic readers, followed by Crimea (18%) and the Murmansk Region (16%).

This past October, it was reported that Lonely Planet recognised Moscow as one the world’s top ten tourist cities. It came in ninth place on Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017 list.