The Ufa region, part of the Volga River area of Bashkortostan, is around 1200 miles west of Moscow. This is a region that sports exciting motor sport book casinos, with one of the most famous being the Bellagio. For many people who love to bet on sports, the Bellagio offers the largest collection of sports books in the world. Of course, when you live in an area like these, the proximity to these luxurious, yet sometimes outrageously priced, casinos can be crucial. The question becomes whether there are other fantastic sports books in the Ufa Region, or if Bellagio is the best.
Most people who live in Ufa and the surrounding regions have heard of the great, popular Ufa theaters. The main theatre district is the village of Ovsylia, which is in close proximity to Bellagio. This village not only has a lovely view of the town of Ufa and the Golden Mountain, but also to some great, affordable and interesting theatre packages. The local drama theater is quite good, especially considering the fact that it is a completely new theater built in the middle of a residential area.
Other not-so-popular but also good Ufa locations include the town of Viatova, which is in close proximity to the M. Gafuri Industrial Enterprises. The main attraction here is probably not the industrial enterprises themselves (which is pretty normal), but rather the huge shopping mall-like structure that houses hundreds of high-end brands. While the Viatova city center may not be exactly a stroll to some of the more popular Ufa hotels, it is still worth a visit due to the excellent array of restaurants and bars, many of which are either within the same complex or just walking distance.
Just to be on the safe side, it would be best if you stay away from Ufa and stay in one of the other major cities if you are planning on going on a vacation in Russia with your family. While there are plenty of beautiful places to visit and wonderful sights to see, Russia can be a very dangerous place, especially for families. Not so long ago, thousands of tourists from the US and Europe were evacuated from the hotels in Ufa due to an outbreak of what is believed to be bird flu. There have been no confirmed reports of bird flu being present in Russia at this time. However, the risks are always there and with children and elderly people involved, it is best to avoid traveling to countries in which the incidence of outbreaks are common.
In terms of culture, the people in Ufa are famous for their warm and friendly smiles. While the majority of Russian people speak Russian, a large percentage of them can speak English as well, making conversation between the two very easy. Of course, the majority of people will speak both English and Russian, but you should not have any problems communicating with the locals of Ufa city if you simply ask to speak Russian.
One of the most popular sights in Ufa is the magnificent Tsentaroff Castle, which is located next to the village of Khovsgol, right in the heart of ufa city. The magnificent castle is actually one of the last functioning Tsentaroff castles in the world, which is why many westerners get a real sense of romance and history when they spend time touring the castle. If you visit Khovsgol, you will not want to forget about the awesome view from inside the castle, so you may want to spend some time exploring the surrounding countryside while you’re there. Don’t miss out on one of the most beautiful and romantic settings in Russia!