Welcome to Khabarovsk
The Far East’s most pleasant surprise – and a welcome break after days of relentless taiga on the train – Khabarovsk boasts a dreamy riverside setting, vibrant nightlife and broad boulevards lined with pretty tsarist-era buildings. Unlike so many places, the city has developed its riverside in the public interest. It has a great strolling area with multicolored tiles, parks, monuments and walkways. A one-day stop is easily filled looking around.
It’s hot in summer, but winter temperatures give it the unglamorous title of ‘world’s coldest city of over half a million people.’ A dazzling display of ice sculptures occupy central square Lenina from January until the spring thaw.