Come nightfall, Irkutsk, like many other cities, transforms for the better. Different smells, different atmosphere and opportunities for unique experiences cloud the streets. At night, the city calms down. Darkness hides the imperfections, and well-places lights emphasize some of the particularly beautiful places and sights.
If you’re planning to stop by Irkutsk for at least a day, make sure to take a stroll through the city at night. Nighttime streets are not as dangerous as they might seem at first, especially if you have friends with you. Surveillance cameras and regular police patrols work in your favor. Make sure to give your route a think-through, don’t get lost and remember the 112 number for the emergency services as well as some taxi phone numbers.
Take a look at this dynamic timelapse of nighttime Irkutsk.