The Suzdal museum of wooden architecture is a real gem. It is a mixture of wooden buildings. Some have been brought in from the local area, and some are reconstructions. The buildings are all built without nails or other metal jointing. The buildings are totally amazing. There are a mixture of typical village buildings - well, barns, houses, and churches. These buildings are held together using interesting techniques and joints. This is even more amazing given the nature of the tools that were used in their construction.
It is possible to enter some of the buildings, and see the beautiful crafting and carving on doorways and beams. Wood is a very typical Russian building material, and many towns have good examples of normal houses made of wood. The examples in the museum show the original ideas, and allow the visitor to understand the beauties of the wooden architecture.
Anyone interested in Russian history, or literature will find this museum a worthwhile experience.
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