Verkhnya Ekon is located in the Komsomolsk region of Khabarovsk Krai, 20 km from Komsomolsk-on-Amur. It is a village where 32 % of the inhabitants are Nanai, the original peoples of the Amur region. Its population is around 600.
The village is located in a wide gully on the right bank of the Amur. Ekon is from the Nanai word «ekon» which meaning is a stream. The village is famous for its school museum. You can see the real life of the village.
Duration: 4,5-5 h
Itinerary 1-day program
⯈Day 1 – Verkhnya Ekon
12:30 (13:00) — Departure from Komsomolsk by car.
13:30-15:00 Arrival in the village of Verkhnyaya Econ
Visit the museum in the local village school. Among the exhibits are: vintage Nanai robes, religious items (shaman costume, 7 idols), tools for work, hunting, fishing etc.
a short concert by the school children is optional
15:00 — 15:30 Walking along the banks of the Amur River, watching the fish men.
15:30 — 16:30 Visit a typical Nanai home.
work shop of making clothes from fish skin. Tea ceremony
17:00 — 17:30 Back to Komsomolsk.