Alexandrovsk-SakhalinskyAlexandrovsk-Sakhalinsky (Russian: Алекса́ндровск-Сахали́нский, ah-leek-SAHND-ruvsk suh-khah-LEEN-skee) is a port town on the northwest coast of Sakhalin, on the shores of the Tatar Strait.
- Bus company (Александровское ПАТП) +7 (42434) 2-1060
Other sights include:
phone: +7 424340 7-1245address: ul. Chekova, 19A small collection of materials relevant to Chekhov's time in Sakhalin, in the house where he lived while on the island collecting materials for Sakhalin Island.
Church of the Protection of the Mother of Godphone: +7 424340 0-2176,address: ul. SovetskayaA large traditional Siberian wooden church with six small, deep blue onion domes, the largest of which contain the a bell taken from the city's lighthouse and contains the inscription, "Alexei Mikhailovich, Grand Prince of all Russia, gave this bell to the Sinozersky Monastery in the presence of Moses, monk of the black cloth in 1651." How exactly it wound up on the opposite, far eastern edge of the empire from Vologda Oblast remains a mystery.
Former Treasury BuildingBuilt in 1880, this wooden log building is nothing short of the oldest on Sakhalin, and now houses various creative workshops.
Prom Marketphone: +7 424340 4-3252address: ul. Sovetskaya 23A bit of everything in this store.
Eat & drink
Pearl caféaddress: ul. Sovetskaya 1a
Bakeryphone: +7 424340 4-2548address: ul Kirov 59
Hotel Three Brothersphone: +7 42434 4-2518address: ul. Dzerzhinsky 30The only hotel in town, at the south end of the main square, offers a bed in a double room.
Post officephone: +7 42434 4-2240address: ul. Sovetskaya 26