Burning Man is more than a festival, it is a utopian model of society. Basic principles (such as radical self-expression and community efforts) rule in this temporary “city” stretching for 5 miles and populated by 45,000 people. All prohibitions remain at the gate.

The main thing is creativity. Groups of artists create sculptures in 40-degree heat. Sculptures are different: from a colossal installation of trucks to a touching Temple of Forgiveness, which is burned on the last day of the festival. Artists of all genres give performances here and music is always playing. Drinks are distributed for free: at Burning Man, you “earn” when you contribute to the common cause — collecting garbage or handing out smiles.

YOUR ADVENTURE: They are waiting for you at the carnival of self-expression in the desert

WHERE: Black Rock Desert, Nevada

DATES: Week; the last day of the festival falls on Labor Day (first Monday in September)