Kizhi - one of the world wonders!
Kizhi island is situated in Karelia. So to come here first you need to come to Petrozavodsk and then take a ship to Kizhi. Here you have 2 options: just buy a ticket for the ship or buy an excursion. According to Dmitry it's better to have an excursion if you go there for the first time. You'll learn many new facts from your guide.
The way to Kizhi will take a bit more than an hour. If you would prefer an excursion it will last almost all day.
A couple of facts for you. The reason why here you'll find 2 churches is very simple. In previous times one church was used for summer and another for winter services. The summer churches usually were bigger and more splendid. Winter churches were smaller but had heater. They were used from October 1st till the Easter.
Preobrazhenskii cathedral is sometimes called the 8th miracle of the world. It was built so that people would be able to admire the view coming from any parts of the nearest islands.
And one more very interesting fact about Kizhi church. It was built only by wood choppers without nails at all.
The photos are made by our reader from our Russian speaking group Dmitry Anisimov.