Suzdal is surrounded by an aura of enchantment. This Golden Ring medieval capital is federally protected, and as a result is almost as rural as it was centuries ago. It's all a bit fairytale - Suzdal sits by the meandering Kamenka River, surrounded by meadows and wildflowers, and within the hill town itself chickens and cows graze alongside churches and monasteries.
There's an abundance of architectural gems here, from the collection of 12th-century churches known as the Kremlin, to the 14th-century monastery filled with frescoes. And while this picturesque green town feels like a museum itself, the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Rural Life extends the charming theme.