If standing in Oymyakon village for 5 minutes, your eyelashes can be frozen. The lowest temperature ever recorded here is about minus 71.2 degrees Celsius.
Oymyakon village in Yakutia (northeastern Russia) becomes the coldest place in the world because the average temperature can reach minus 50 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature ever recorded here is minus 71.2 degrees Celsius. .
The cold village of 500 residents. In the winter, there are only 3 hours of light in Oymyakon, the rest is dark, and the surrounding snow and ice is thick. However, people still go to work and school unless the temperature drops below minus 52 degrees Celsius. Photo: CBS News.
In August, weather changes, temperatures in this cold place can easily drop to minus 15 degrees C. In the warmest month, temperatures above 30 degrees C is not uncommon. Photo: All thats interesting.
Tomtor village in the Oymyakon valley is located at an altitude of about 750 m above sea level. “Oymyakon” means “water does not freeze”. However, even alcohol can freeze here. Most houses still burn charcoal and wood for heating, owning some modern amenities like other places. Photo: Sputnik news.
In the 1920s and 1930s, this was the destination of reindeer shepherds. Under extreme temperature conditions, the crops cannot grow, the people live mainly eating reindeer meat and horse meat. The doctor said the reason they are not malnourished is because animal milk contains a lot of nutrients.
Every March, a traditional Russian festival is held in an “extremely cold” place, attracting many explorers and tourists interested in exploring the world. All Santa Clauses have visited and established their residence here.
During the festival, visitors are dressed in traditional costumes, with music in the dance of indigenous people. Besides, they participate in adventure games such as reindeer racing, ice fishing, dog sledding … and enjoying indigenous cuisine which are interesting activities.