Would you like to experience the opposite to a tropical vacation spot? The Oymyaokn village, known as the Pole of Cold, in Russia, is considered to be the coldest inhabited place in the world.
Therefore, whether you are bored with warm and relaxing resorts or you just met the man or woman of your dreams on a Russian dating website like https://bridesdating.com/ and plan to visit Russia, you will be satisfied with this trip and will have a unique experience.
While U.S. kids are riding horses, Russian kids in Oymyaokn are busy riding deers. Don’t think the Oymyaokn residents are doing nothing but sit indoors and keep warm. Not even close! They live their lives just as other people around the world do.
It is obvious that Oymyaokn is not an agricultural village, so people mostly eat meat and fish. Their local milk is really nutritious, so locals don’t get that cold in Oymyaokn and easily substitute fruits and vegetables.
So here are some fun facts you should know about Oymyaokn –
- Once you are in Oymyaokn, you won’t have a great variety of malls or stores to go shopping, sorry Fashionistas. There is only 1 single shop in the village, providing locals with all the necessary stuff.
- Power works perfectly well.
- The station also uses coal and wood. It is really important for the station to work constantly. If the power ceases, all the utilities and pipes get frozen and crash in about 5 hours.
- Most locals still use outdoor toilets.
So why is Oymyaokn so attractive to tourists?
The main attraction is Oymyaokn’s freezing temperature. The constant frost makes the village look like a fairy tale. Everything – from trees to cars – is covered in hoarfrost. Thus, every little spot is sparkling in a sunny weather, which is a beauty to behold!
Another attraction is Oymyaokn’s thermal spring. The thermal springs is so popular because the average temperature is -52 C. It is the only place where farmers can graze cows actually. The thermal spring for locals serves as a kind of oasis in a desert.
One more spectacular thing to view in Oymyaokn is the Road of Bones. You can view this beautiful spot right on your way to the village. The thing is that the fir trees are totally covered with a thick layer of graze, which makes them look like white bones of some huge prehistoric animals on the white snow.
It would amazing to experience the freezing lifestyle of Oymyaokn’s people. It sounds and looks like a scene from the Frozen movie. I can see myself loving it.
If you are in need of a frozen holiday, go to Oymyaokn or Yakutsk, the nearest city, and have a feel of how the locals live their lives. Where else on earth will you see owners running their cars all the day long for fear not to be able to restart them? I can only imagine.
What do you think of this cold destination? Please drop your thoughts in the comments section below.
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I would love to visit somewhere like this to experience the culture, but I’m not sure how I would cope with the cold!
It sounds frozen!!
im afraid of the cold myself but i would absolutely love to visit here!
Yea me too.
This is interesting I never thought about going to a cold destination for vacation until now.
Sounds very interesting.
Geez I struggle in Los Angeles, where its 60 Degrees!
I’ve never heard of it. I’d love to visit somewhere like this though to experience the colder end of a holiday and a different culture x
Yea me too.
My goodness it sounds so cold but I bet it would definitely look like something out of a fairytale. Good that there is a thermal spring too x
Yea so good.
I would love to visit a place like this but I definitely wouldn’t live there!
Yea it would be great to visit!
Oh wow this sounds magical but very freezing obviously! I’d love to experience such temperatures once in my life! xxx
Yea so magical.
I would rather be too cold than too hot. It is much easier to put layer on than off!
Yes it is..
This place looks amazing, I don’t like the cold much but I would brave it to see such beautiful scenery.
It looks so beautiful.
Oymyaokn looks absolutely amazing! I’d never even heard of it before but I’m certainly going to keep it in mind for a Winter getaway
Yea it is an amazing location.
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A very nice and informative post. That is one of my dream destinations. I also write about Russia in my “Russia Through The Lens” Blog.