Historical and cultural heritage of the Kalmyk people, the ancient national traditions, crafts, large areas of protected areas contribute to the development of different tourism destinations.
Tourism can be a major source of income of the republican budget. Religious tourism could become a promising direction in economy of republic.
You can move from one city to another in central Russia and not notice much difference. But if you go from Moscow to Elista – the difference is striking.
Above all because of Kalmykia – Buddhist republic. It is the only European territorial, where Buddhism is the official religion.
Even the roofs of houses and other structures (including kiosks) in the local towns and cities – bent, like a Buddhist pagodas. This wonderful place is suitable for an exotic recreation in Russia.
Welcome to exotic Republic!