travel42 Port Guide: Kizhi

Kizhi travel42 Port of Call Guide

A small island in Lake Onega 200 mi/320 km northeast of St. Petersburg, Kizhi, Russia, has a collection of fascinating wooden churches and other nicely preserved wood structures. There aren't many places left in Russia where these buildings survive, and as a result, Kizhi has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Because it's a small island, keep in mind that you can't visit Kizhi November-April.

Pine logs and aspen shingles were used to create the buildings, m...

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