The tourist route includes old cities and towns, as well as folk craft centers that made a significant impact on Russian history. The exact number of people who live in the Golden Ring area is still not determined. Some sources say about 12, other about 8, and sometimes even dozens of cities and towns are included in the area. They make a kind of a circle where every city is remarkable by its rich history.
The route covers six regions: Moscow region, Vladimir region, Ivanovo region, Kostroma region, Tver regoin, and Yaroslavl region.