Golden Horn Bay, Vladivostok

4.5
#2 of 31 in Nature in Far Eastern District
Water Body Nature / Park
Walk along the coast, admire the view of the city from a vantage point, or sail into the port, and you'll quickly realize that Golden Horn Bay is the heart of Vladivostok. Named after its counterpart in Istanbul, the 7 km (4.3 mi) long bay is the center of the city's industrial and tourist life. Next to many commercial ships that frequently cross its waters, the bay is also the home of the Russian Pacific Fleet. Keen boat watchers often enjoy sightings of every type of vessel, from luxury yachts to large ocean liners and mighty destroyers. Spanning the bay is the massive Golden Bridge, one of the city's most recognizable sights. On the waterfront you can find many cafes, restaurants, hotels, and other establishments that allow visitors to admire the beauty of the bay. Put Golden Horn Bay and other Vladivostok attractions into our Vladivostok vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I looked at the Bay from different angles. It looks different from all of them, but nevertheless beautiful. It reminds me of Istanbul. With all the bridges and ships sailing in it.  more »
  • I arrived in Vladivostock by ferry so spent a while approaching then crossing Golden Horn bay. It's a beautiful bay with lots of islands, birds, dragonflies. Loads of people out in their boats. I thin...  more »
  • it's beautiful and easy to access. It's not allowed to stop on it and observe the bay from, only on special days. But there are a few points you can access to look at it from aside.  more »

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Where to stay in Vladivostok

One of the most popular destinations of the Russian Far East, Vladivostok offers its visitors plenty of options for a place to stay. You'll find many centrally located hotels, as well as those in residential areas; and because of the city's bay location, sea-view rooms are not an uncommon feature. Several high-end hotels cater to well-heeled travelers, while those with more modest budgets will also find plenty of options, including smaller hotels, bed and breakfasts, and hostels. If you prefer self-catering accommodation, look for apartments in some of the most popular locations around the city.
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