The 10 Best Things to Do in Yakutsk, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic

Yakutsk (Russian: Якутск, IPA: [jɪˈkutsk]; Sakha: Дьокуускай, D'okuuskay, pronounced [ɟokuːskaj]) is the capital city of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located about 450 kilometers (280 mi) south of the Arctic Circle. Population: 269,601 (2010 Census); 210,642 (2002 Census); 186,626 (1989 Census).

1. Kingdom Permafrost

Mountain Chochur Muran 7 km, 1, Yakutsk 677008, Russia Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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4.5 based on 210 reviews

Kingdom Permafrost

Reviewed By Blinchik85 - Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia

Amazing

Pleasant impression of this permafrost! I've never been in places like this! 15 degree every time - both in summer and winter. It is said that in winter people are going inside this frozen kingdom to get warmer))) Fantastic!

2. Mammoth Museum

Kulakovskogo St., 48, Yakutsk 677000, Russia Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
76%
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4.5 based on 115 reviews

Mammoth Museum

Reviewed By TartanWanderer - England, United KingdomEngland, United Kingdom

Qwerky, interesting guide

This is interesting but hard to find, badly signed and a bit dated. It is on the second floor of a building that has other museums in it. As usual foreigners are charged twice as much as locals. You also have to pay to take a camera in but it is only a sm

3. The Museum of History and Culture of The People of The North

Bldg. 2 Lenina pr-kt 5/2, Yakutsk 677000, Russia Museums, History Museums
Excellent
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

The Museum of History and Culture of The People of The North

Reviewed By thesmdm - Auckland, New ZealandAuckland, New Zealand

VERY GOOD COVERAGE OF HITORY AND CULTURE

Well worth while and an extensive history of Yakutia from culture to animals and conflicts. . The Museum is spread out over a number of floors,

4. Treasury of The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Exhibition

Kirova St., 12, Yakutsk 677007, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
77%
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Treasury of The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Exhibition

Reviewed By Kathleen M - Fribourg, SwitzerlandFribourg, Switzerland

Amazing

You buy your ticket at a (not always open) ticket office on the ground floor of a glassed-in shopping centre. Then you climb up two flights of stairs and gain entry into a wonderland of showcases crammed with silver, gold, platinum, ornate armour, walruss

5. National Art Museum of The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Kirova St., 9, Yakutsk 677007, Russia Museums, Art Museums
Excellent
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

National Art Museum of The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Reviewed By Kathleen M - Fribourg, SwitzerlandFribourg, Switzerland

Portraits and decorative fine arts

If you know something about the subjects of the portraits, the paintings naturally become more interesting. We specially liked the colourful Dymkovo folk art figurines in two of the showcases. When we visited, one room on the second floor featured six pai

6. Gradoyakutskiy Transfiguration Cathedral

Kirova, 3, Yakutsk 677007, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Gradoyakutskiy Transfiguration Cathedral

Reviewed By Kanbaatar - Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaUlaanbaatar, Mongolia

Gradoyakutskiy Transfiguration Cathedral, Yakutsk, Russia.

While visiting the Lenin Monument in downtown Yakutsk, and walking around the area adjacent to the Lenin Monument, I just happened to 'look-up-the-street' and see the Gradoyakutskiy Transfiguration Cathedral. As a Cathedral, the venue is presided over by

7. Monument to Petr Beketov

Yakutsk 677018, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4 based on 37 reviews

Monument to Petr Beketov

Reviewed By Andrew M

Monument to the founder of Yakutsk

Petr Beketov founded Yakutsk in 1632. This monument was placed here in 2007 to celebrate the 375th year of Yakutsk joining the Russian empire.This was our favourite area of Yakutsk, as so many monuments and attractions were within a short walking distance

8. Museum and Center of The Khomus of The People of The World

Kirova St., 31, Yakutsk 677007, Russia Museums, Specialty Museums
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5 based on 18 reviews

Museum and Center of The Khomus of The People of The World

Reviewed By thesmdm - Auckland, New ZealandAuckland, New Zealand

WORTHWHILE

Lots of Khomus/Yakutia culture and also music and instruments, from memory not open every day but worth visiting.

9. View Point Chuchor Muran

| Chochur Muran Mountain, Yakutsk, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Lookouts
Excellent
58%
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

View Point Chuchor Muran

Reviewed By tinaq_reviews - Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia

Nice views

A short hike on the hill above the Museum of Permafrost and Chuchor Muran complex. The views are nice, it's a good idea to do if you're doing this remote part of Yakutsk as a whole day activity, otherwise don't waste your time.

10. Archy House, Center of Spiritual Culture

Chernyshevskogo St., 24, Yakutsk, Russia Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Archy House, Center of Spiritual Culture

Reviewed By Andrew M

Great way to experience local culture and tradition

The Archy House is a great way to experience the culture and traditions of the Yakut people. It is located on Chernyshevskogo Street, a short walk (10 minutes) in a south westerly direction from the Pyotr Beketov (founder) monument. We did not see any bus

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