Khabarovsk Territory > Amur
Amur is one
of the great rivers on
the Far East of Russia, and
is among the ten biggest rivers
of the world. Part of the frontier between Russia and China
lies along Amur.
The history of the peoples
of the Amur region counts many millennia long. Thus on
the rocky banks of the river
there were found drawings
(The Pisanitsa of Amur), which
are more ancient than the Egyptian Hieroglyphes.
There is a multitude of ethnographic villaggs and ethnocultural centers in the region.
The local inhabitants have con
served their traditional way of life. National festivals, rites and
contests are held here on
regular basis. They have their
own unique flavour and are very
unusual to a modern man’s eye.
You will be amazed by the
diversity and originality of the
amateur and folk arts - one of
the most striking examples would
be traditional clothing. It can
be made of very unusual materials, like, for instance, fishskin.
Often the garments are decorated with elaborate patterns, applique works, decorations made
of leather, metal and gems. Local craftsmen brought to perfection their skills in carving wood
and bone as well as in wood
A cruise on Amur is the best
ecological route. There is a multitude of reserves there, established to protect the unique flora
and fauna of the region. The
mighty and beautiful Amur tiger the biggest species of tigers
there is, lives there as well as
the brown and black bears, sables, foxes, reindeers, a multitude of birds and a few rare species of cranes and storks.
Not a lot of rivers could boast
such a diversity of fish - Amur
is home to more than 130 species. Both the rare mandarin fish
and the gigantic great Siberian
sturgeon can be found here.
Along your way you can visit such cities as Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-na-Amure