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Kungur

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View over the Sylva river from the city center


Kungur (Russian: Кунгу́р koon-GOOR) is a city of some 60,000 in Perm Krai.

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Kungur is the oldest city of Perm Krai, founded in 1663.

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It takes a little more than 2 hours to get from Perm to Kungur by public transport.

Buses depart from Perm bus station every 20-30 minutes during the day. Availability can be checked on [avperm.ru]. There is no need to buy the tickets way in advance, but at the last minutes they can be sold out. The bus costs 181 RUB (as of May 2012)

Suburban trains depart from Perm-II station. There're 4-5 trains a day in each direction, approximately every two hours. Don't forget that the schedule quotes Moscow time for departure and arrival. There's no seat reservation. Tickets cost 120 RUB (as of May 2012).

Get around[edit]

There are at least two information boards with a map of the city. One is near the railway station, the other one is near the park on the crossing of Sovetskaya and Gogol streets.

There are local buses. The schedule can be found on the stops. But the routes are not always apparent.

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There are many historical buildings and churches in the city center.

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  • Kungur ice cave, Kungur, [1]. Kungur Ice Cave is one of the biggest caves in the world and the only in Russia cave purposely equipped for excursions. This unique natural monument, surrounded with multiple legends, is located in the Urals, between Perm and Yekaterinburg. Strictly speaking, the cave is not in Kungur itself, but in the village called Filippovka across the Sylva river. To get to the cave, walk to the right after exiting the railway station, across the bridge. There are signs pointing to the cave. You can enter the cave only on a guided tour. Regular tours start every two hours. (57 N,56 E) edit
Entrance to Kungur ice cave


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