Dangers & Annoyances

Meeting locals is the key to experiencing Tuva, but be aware that Tuvans are notorious for their reaction to alcohol, becoming disproportionately aggressive, even among friends. Although the situation is improving, travellers should still take extra care wherever they travel in Tuva, making sure to steer well clear of drunks and avoid drinking vodka with local ‘friends’. Wandering Kyzyl’s streets after dark without local company is also not recommended.

Tourist Information

Friends of Tuva (www.fotuva.org) A useful collection of information about the republic.

VisitTuva (www.visittuva.ru) Official tourism site.