Vladivostok is a big city and port on the Russian Far East. It is located on the Muravyev-Amur Peninsula in the Gulf of the Peter the Great in Sea of Japan.
Bohay government owned territory of the modern Vladivostok in 8-9 century; it was situated on Manchu land. Mongolians destroyed settlements on the Far East in 13 century, so these lands became empty. Until 19 century, there were no mentions of this area in historical sources.
In July of 1860, a military unit arrived in Golden Horn Bay for founding the fortress, which would protect the eastern borders of Russia. Later this place got name “Vladivostok”. The bay is perfect for mooring and placement of ports. In 1800, the fort became the city.
Building of the fort started in 1889. Engineers were able to build the most fortified building of Primorye (area on the Far East near the ocean). This is not the monolith construction, this is a plenty of separate buildings on the banks of peninsula. Today museum named “Vladivostok fortress” does on this territory, here you can see the history of building and military arms of the past.
The city stretches along the shores of the Golden horn bay in Peter the Greate Gulf. There are trade and fishing ports and shipyards here. There is a Golden bridge across the bay.
Vladivostok is the final destination of the Transsiberian Railway. Trains ride from Moscow to Vladivostok almost for 7 days. The last Russian tzar, Nikolay II, founded Vladivostok railway station, which reminiscent Jaroslavsky station in Moscow. Even if you arrived here not by train you should visit this place, it will surprise you with beautiful facade and interior.
The famous cable-stayed bridges connect districts of Vladivostok through the Golden Horn Bay and Eastern Bosphorus strait. Golden and Russian bridges were built in 2010 for international APEC summit.
Vladivostok is the center of the Pacific Fleet. The memorial flotilla of famous ships and vessels collected in museum “Battle glory of the Pacific Fleet”. Submarine C-56 and monument ship “Red Pennant” presented here. Museum located on the embankment Korabelnaya.
Triumfalnaya Arka (Triumph Arch) is another one landscape related to the Royal family. This arch has been restored in 2003 after Bolsheviks destroyed it.
Admiral Fokin street is the main street of Vladivostok. You can enjoy beautiful architecture of 19-20 centuries, do some shopping and have a tasty lunch in restaurant.
Nature of Vladivostok surroundings is amazing. Green forests combined with straits and hills. In oceanarium you can see living creatures of the Pacific. On the islands in Peter the Great bay, you can rest from the city fuss. These are the most picturesque islands in the Sea of Japan, they attract with preserved wilderness and azure bays.
Nontypical nature and climate created perfect conditions for appearence of unique living creatures. The Far East marine reserve located in the Peter the Greate gulf, it takes 10% of the gulf area. History of the reserve started with appearence of musem «The nature of the sea and its protection». The most picturesque places of the reserve are island Falshiviy, Sivuchaya bay and the bay of salvation.