Transportation technology is increasingly developed today all transport seems to pursue a word "fast", a thousand miles Jiangling a day back; towards the blue sea and twilight Cangwu, 10,000 miles Xiapi ...... This is the dream of many people, and through the millennium, these dreams in the 21st century one by one The realization. However, at this time many people recall the old days when cars and horses were slow.
When the vast majority of people go away, either choose high-speed rail or choose the plane, there is such a train in the country, it is the slowest train in the country, from the starting point to the end of the journey takes 131 hours. The ticket price of this train is 6,000 yuan but it is hard to find a ticket, it is the same "Lost Mom" K3 international train, which departs from Beijing to reach the Russian capital Moscow.
The movie brought fire to the train
The K3 train is not new to many people who love to travel, but Xu Zheng's movie "Lost Mom" has made the K3 train well known. In this movie, Xu Zheng's character accompanies his mother on a seven-day, seven-night train ride from Beijing to Moscow, the capital of Russia.
With the release of this film on the network, many viewers exclaimed that the original domestic there is such a cross-country train. This train leaves Beijing every Wednesday and travels 131 hours to Moscow. This K3 train crosses the Eurasian continent, passing through Mongolia and finally entering Russia.
Although the train takes 131 hours to travel, the journey is not a lonely one. The journey to the west will show you different scenery, especially once you enter the Russian territory.
Russia is a vast country with 11 time zones and over 17 million square kilometers of land, and as the train makes its way to Moscow you will see different landscapes and even a completely different season.
The K3 international train is also known as "China's first train", the reason why such a title has something to do with the fare of the K3 train and the travel time, but there is an important reason is that this train has a very long history. departed.
The K1 and K2 trains were from Beijing to Changsha, and the K3 train number was given to the train from Beijing to Moscow. From the number, we can see that the K3 train is also the "big brother" of the domestic train industry.
The reason why the K3 train is called "China's first train" is because when our old generation leaders went to the Soviet Union, many of them took the K3 train, so when you take the K3 train today, you are also walking along the road of the old generation revolutionaries and leaders again.
Three strange things about the train
As the slowest train in the country, the K3 international train is 6,000 yuan but hard to find a ticket, not only because it will take you on an amazing and adventurous journey across Eurasia, but there are some differences between this train and the common trains in China.
If you take the K3 train, you hear a staff member called "conductor", he is not necessarily the conductor, and this is the first strange place of this train. As the K3 train needs to pass through Inner Mongolia and finally arrive in Moscow. One of the real problems faced through the three countries is the language problem.
The train is not only full of tourists from China, Mongolia and Russia, but also tourists from all over the world will take this train to their respective travel destinations, so Russian and some foreign language interpreters are the basic equipment.
The K3 train is equipped with interpreters who have been working for at least ten years, and unlike the regular trains, they are students recruited directly from the Russian language department, who are also affectionately known as "train captains".
The second strange thing is that whenever the border between the two countries is reached, the carriages belonging to the dining car are taken down and parked at the border line. Because food involves border control, the border of each country has different requirements for food and food-related regulations, so the carriages of the dining car are taken off and parked in the country from China to Mongolia and from Mongolia to Russia.
The third strange place is the burning of coal. Most people find it hard to imagine that today's magnetic levitation high-speed trains are under study, K3 trains actually have trains burning coal, which is also the third strange place of K3 international trains.
You will often see very hot coals burning in the carriage of the K3 train. Whether the entire train heating power or shovel cooking can not be separated from coal, exactly the same as the green train 60 or 70 years ago.
After reading the introduction of the K3 international train, are you already excited to travel? What if you think 6000 is too expensive? Actually this train is different, the price is divided into hard sleeper, soft sleeper and high package. The most expensive high package is 6,000 yuan, if you can tolerate the noisy environment, then you can choose the hard sleeper.
Because of the age of the train design, so the K3 train has one of the biggest drawbacks is that you can not take a shower for six days, for people who are more clean or need a shower every day will be more difficult to bear.
If you have such a need, the K3 train will stop at a number of stations along the way to give you enough time to get around, and many people will take advantage of this time gap to find a local hourly room to take a shower.
The most beautiful views of this train are in China and Russia. The train departs from Beijing and along the way you will see the winding Great Wall, the majestic Taihang Mountains, cross the Loess Plateau and cross the Xilinguole Grassland, giving you a beautiful view of cattle and sheep in the wind-blown grass.
The train will stop in Erlianhot for four hours to change carriages and complete the track changeover. You can use this time to take a bell-room shower and enjoy the delicious northern barbecue in Erlianhot. The train then enters Mongolia, where it stops in Ulaanbaatar for a few hours.
After the departure from Ulaanbaatar, the K3 international train continued its journey to the Russian territory. Once in Russia, the route of the train is basically the same as the route of the Great Siberian Railway in Russia. The train's route merges into the Siberian Railroad in Ulan-Ude, and you'll wake up the next day after a good night's sleep and see Lake Baikal.
The train travels along Lake Baikal for about 4 hours with a great view of Lake Baikal. The train continues on, passing the Golden Ring city of Kostroma, crossing the Ural Mountains, crossing the Volga and Yenisei rivers on the way to Ekaterinburg, which also gives you a taste of Novosibirsk, one of the very important cities of Siberia.
Finally 131 hours later, the international train K3 from Beijing arrived at its final destination in Moscow. Although it seems to be a long journey, you will not feel lonely on the way. The different scenery will make you feel exotic, and the different guests on the same journey will make you appreciate what it means to live somewhere else.
If one must do something in one's life, then one might as well go for a K3 international train. In this materialistic society, feel that from the slow carriage and horse slow to explore that distant self.