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Abakan is the capital of the Republic of Khakassia in Russia, in South Siberia. The city has a river port, an airport, industry enterprises, Khakas State University, and three theatres. Furthermore, it has a commercial centre that produces footwear, foodstuffs, and metal products.

Location: In the central part of Minusinsk Depression, at the confluence of the rivers Yenisei and Abakan, at approximately the same latitude as Hamburg and Minsk.
Local Time: Moscow time + 4 hrs
Brief History:

1675 - Abakan fort was built, also known as Abakansk. In Russian Empire it belonged to Yenisei gubernia.
1931 - It received the status of town and its current name.
Abakan (together with Tayshet) was a terminal of the major Abakan-Taishet Railway. Now it is an important railway junction.

Attractions & Highlights:

The Reginal Museum, presenting unique collection of the cult stones and objects of ancient worship and religions.
Kazanovka - The Open-air Museum Reserve with mountains, canyons, caves, mixed forests, and rare plants. Here you may see archeological finds and also hieroglyphics which are 3 to 5 thousand years old, sacred signs of ancient shaman and a religious stele Akhtas which control a strong energy field.

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Excursions & Sightseeing Tours


The Great Sayan Ring Tour 10 day(s)  More Info

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