Orsk is a city in the Orenburg region lying at the foot of the Ural Mountains, close to the Kazakhstan–Russia border. You wouldn’t call the city a tourist destination, although its numerous architectural and historical monuments give it a good chance of becoming one. Admirable historical buildings, the famous jasper deposits and a peculiar geographical setting make the city worth visiting.
Mount Preobrazhenskaya is the symbol of the Old City. This is where the first Orsk fortress was founded in 1735. Here you can find a special commemorative plaque and the city’s oldest Preobrazhensky Cathedral. Originally built of wood, it was rebuilt repeatedly to eventually acquire its modern look in the traditional Old Russian style in the late 19th century. Next to it is the Nikolskaya Church.
Besides, the Sovetsky district can boast many old buildings and constructions, such as the house of the merchant Nazarov (1871), the city council office (1890), the mansion of the merchant Aksenov (1910), the residential house of the merchant Matz (1916) and the girl’s high school located in the house of the merchant Khamitov (1914). Built in the German classicism style, Orsk railway station should be given particular attention. Once in the New Town, you should definitely visit the Museum of Local Lore, which unravels the history of these places, the Church of Perpetual Help of Our Lady (the only Catholic church in Orsk) and the Central Park of Culture and Rest to relax after a long walk.
SU flight schedule from Bangkok (BKK) - Sheremetyevo (SVO) - Orsk (OSW) and return.
|BKK - SVO||SU273||02:55||09:15||Saturday|
|SVO - OSW||SU1060||10:45||15:20||Daily|
|OSW - SVO||SU1061||16:20||17:10||Daily|
|SVO - BKK||SU272||21:25||10:40||Saturday|