The town is proudly known as "The Pole of Cold." (That's what the sign says in Cyrillic.)
While Oymykon only has around 500 permanent residents, its nearest city, Yakutsk, has a population of about 300,000, and boasts a fine arts museum, a folklore museum, and a museum dedicated to mammoths.
Yeah, seems legit.
In the winter, everything freezes.
Look at these EYELASHES.
Incredibly, people still venture outside — like this guy, who decided to ride his bike around town.
And this guy, who decided to go swimming in the local river, Kuydusun:
But somehow the dogs don't seem to mind.
And the ponies don't either.
Everything looks incredibly gorgeous. AND COLD.
Still, I'll be honest, I'm probably not gonna be taking my next vacation here.