The World’s Coldest Village Has Temperatures of -62°C (-80°F), And the Images Are Spectacular


  1. 11 Some tourists that visit Oymyakon are as extreme as its weather


  2. 12 This group from China weren’t afraid to dip in the thermal spring in about -60°C

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  3. 13 Photographers try using the cold in creative ways: “I really did take pictures of the ballerina outside in minus 41°C, and it’s not photoshopped”


  4. 14 The village lies in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia


  5. 15 It is named after the Oymyakon River, whose name reportedly comes from the Even word kheium, meaning “unfrozen patch of water; place where fish spend the winter”


  6. 16 According to other sources, however, the Even word heyum (hэjум) (kheium may be a misspelling) means “frozen lake”


  7. 17 The painful weather was too much even for the new electronic thermometer. It broke after reaching -62°C


  8. 18 But about 500 people still live in the village


  9. 19 It stands approximately 750 meters above sea level


  10. 20 “Now we’re brushing the snow off our Yakut horses. For us this is normal”, told one resident of the village



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