Lappeenranta Travel Guide, Finland
Lappeenranta is a municipality and city which is situated on the lake Saimaa’s shore in the south-eastern Finland. With around 60,000 inhabitants, Lappeenranta is the 11th largest city of Finland.
Transport: The location of the city on the borders of Russia and European Union makes it truly international. The versatile railway, water transportation and highway routes between Russia and Europe pass through Lappeenranta. Being located in the city’s center, the airport offers safe and smooth transportation of passengers to every part of the globe.
Tourism: The city is also termed as summer city mostly because of its proximity to Lake Saimaa. Also, the inland location of the city means that the winters are cold and summers are warmer than the country’s shore parts. Several cabins around the Lake Saimaa along with numerous skiing, sledding and snowmobile tracks are able to draw a sufficient number of visitors every year during the winters also. A huge number of Russian visitors can also be seen in the city because of the closeness to Russian border.
Good places to visit in the city are:
· The old fortress having several cafes, museums and oldest Orthodox Church of Finland.
· The Harbor area offers cruises to nearby Saimaa Canal and Vyborg.
· Central market place in which the visitors can enjoy local specialties such as Atomi or Vety.
· The Night of the Fort, the annual National Singing Contest, the Sandcastle and the Huvisatama are held every year and are worth enjoying.
The city of Lappeenranta is renowned all around the world for its happy Karelian culture, natural beauty and good future prospects. The Saimaa district provides a unique flavor to the Karelian life style and landscape of the city. The bay region, with its linden trees and historical fortress, is the paradise for the local residents during summers and welcomes travelers and guests from almost every part of the world.
Lappeenranta serves as a major commercial centre in South-eastern Finland with various specialized shops and several shopping centers. The economic progress of the city is favorable, particularly in service sector. As far as education is concerned, Lappeenranta is among the major education and training centers of Finland. Lappeeranta is one of the safest cities in Finland accustomed to the foreigners. It is among the most popular destinations of Finland, not only because of its Russian visitors, but also those of nationalities and cultures visiting there every summer.
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