Elista is a Russian City and the capital of the Republic of Kalmykia, Russia. The city’s designers and architects were so obsessed with Chess, the games of kings that they based the entire town around this theme. Travelers who wish to visit are suggested to definitely head to the Chess city, the dome complex that once hosted the 1998 Chess Olympiad. They also has a giant chess board painted in the street if you want to put your game on the street. Many famous chess players have visited Elista and it is the only Buddhist region in Europe and has a world-renowned Museum of Buddhist art.
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