The wealth of the Golden Ring lies in its history, authenticity, and isolation from modern influences, preserving the best of old Russia. Branded as a scenic route to attract visitors, the various cities lining the Golden Ring are of historical and cultural importance. Housing some of the oldest towns in Russia such as Rostov and Murom, the vast area is filled with age-old monasteries, onion-domed cathedrals, and traditional cottages that exudes rural comfort. Enjoy lakeside views in Ivanovo, the City of Brides, and Kostroma. See church-encompassing frescoes of Yaroslavl or hop from UNESCO World Heritage Site to another at the Suzdal Kremlin. Reach full circle in the Golden Ring of Russia.