The World List of Intangibles of Tourist Attraction
Every year in the Republic of Kalmykia, the Russian Federation, the traditional Tulips Festival is held. Thousands of tourists gather in the Kalmyk steppes to see these bright flowers.
The Republic of Kalmykia is probably the only region in the world where tulips grow in natural conditions on untouched lands.
The Tulips Festival in Kalmykia has long became a traditional holiday, which usually takes place in the second half of April and takes place two days on Saturday and Sunday. The peak of blooming of tulips lasts only a few days and falls on the second half of April.
The festival of tulips is one of the most amazing events in beauty. Here you can see the rare varieties of wild flowers listed in the Red Book, which became the progenitors of modern varieties of tulips.
In the days of the Festival, thousands of tourists come to the Republic of Kalmykia, lovers of the beauty of the local steppe nature.
At the Festival you can get acquainted with the culture of nomads and their life on the ethno-parking, which is called Kalmyk Khoton.
Location: Republic of Kalmykia
The year of entering to the World List of Tourist Attractions: 2018