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Bekhovo lies on the banks of the Oka River.
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Welcome to Bekhovo, Russia's 'Best Village for Tourists'

Highlights include the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity, the cemetery and the Oka River

The UN's World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published its list of the best tourist villages around the world — and one tiny Russian village has made the cut.

Bekhovo, a village in the Tula region 60 kilometers south of Moscow, was among the 44 villages from 32 countries that the UNWTO highlighted for embracing tourism to provide opportunity and drive sustainable development.

If you can’t make it there yourself, here’s a glimpse of Bekhovo’s picturesque countryside scenery:

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