Suzdal is your quintessential olde Russian town. As part of the golden triangle it is one of those places you can’t miss.
Fortunately the trans-Siberian train doesn’t go through it so it remains more untouched and slightly quieter than other places.
We spent a morning exploring its picturesque streets lined with wooden buildings and amazing churches. Within just a mile there are plenty of ancient churches to see.
We also stopped in Vladimir and Bogolyubovo.
But they lack the authentic feel of Suzdal.