Nizhny Bestyakh (Russian: Нижний Бестях; Sakha: Аллараа Бэстээх) is an urban locality (a settlement) in Megino-Kangalassky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located on the east bank of the Lena River, opposite the republic's capital city of Yakutsk. Population: 3,518 (2010 Census); 3,327 (2002 Census); 3,997 (1989 Census).
The predecessor of Nizhny Bestyakh was called Yarmanka (sometimes Yarmonka or Yarmonga). Here, at the mouth of the Suola River, from about 1750 to 1850 pack horses were loaded for the long journey down to the Okhotsk Coast. A ferry service was founded in 1772 and operated by exiles for five months a year. It was a gathering place for merchants and cargoes bound eastward. There was ample grass for the herds of cattle and pack horses. 
The settlement is the terminus of the only road connection to Yakutsk, the Lena Highway, and is the starting point of the Kolyma Highway, leading to Magadan and the Pacific Ocean coast further east. A ferry allows for transport across the Lena in summer; in winter traffic drives directly across the ice on the frozen river. In spring and autumn, the crossing is not possible due to the movement of ice.
Nizhny Bestyakh was planned to be the terminus of the Amur Yakutsk Mainline; however, plans now call for a road and a rail bridge to be built further upstream, allowing a year-round land transport connection into the city of Yakutsk. In future, Nizhny Bestyakh may find itself on the route for planned extensions of the railway towards Magadan. There are plans to make it a transport hub for northeastern Siberia and eventually grant town status. The railhead for construction of the railway reached Nizhny Bestyakh in late 2011.
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