Amazing places in Russia that you need to see with your own eyes
Quite a few domestic travelers and foreigners can be found all year round on the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg, the main cultural and tourist centers of the country, and without much advertising. But we want to draw your attention to other architectural and natural sights of Russia, which amaze with their beauty and greatness no less. It is not only interesting to travel abroad!
This vast territory, which includes the Ukok plateau, the Altai and Katunsky nature reserves, is rightfully included in the main natural attractions of Russia. Being also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Golden Mountains of Altai have become a haven for many endangered species of animals, for example, Altai argali and snow leopards.
The Altai Mountains include about 1,500 glaciers and mountain ranges, which are the highest point of the Arctic Ocean basin.This region is located in the south of Siberia and is quite difficult to reach, and some areas are located so remotely that you can only get there by helicopter.
No photos can convey the beauty and majesty of this sights of Russia. Unusual limestone cliffs along the banks of the Lena River cause, at the same time, for all observers both the feeling of unreality of what is happening and reverence for such an ancient monument - after all, the Lena pillars are over 500 million years old.
They are also known as the Stone Forest of Yakutia and, like the previous natural sights, are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It’s best to look at them from the water, either by independently picking up your canoe or taking a ride on a tourist boat along the Lena Pillars.
Geysers of Kamchatka
There are amazing places in the world that can boast of their thermal springs and geysers, and Kamchatka has become one of them. Here, just in the last century, the incredible Valley of Geysers was discovered, which can be called one of the most precious sights of Russia.
In total there are about 90 sources and geysers, although the largest geysers in the Valley are about two dozen. Some of them throw streams of boiling water every few hours, while others gush almost every 15 minutes. The spectacle is fantastic!
Perm region boasts stunning beauty of the place - a karst cave with a length of more than five kilometers. Inside the cave there are about fifty grottoes created by Mother Nature herself, and more than seven dozen lakes.
And although the tourist overview is available a little less than 2 kilometers of territory, one can endure so many impressions from this cave that it lasts a lifetime - the underground lakes look too exciting, and grottoes with stalactites and stalagmites. Do not miss the opportunity to go on a trip to Russia once and visit this kingdom of the Snow Queen!
Then we could not ignore the Kizhi parish, which is located in the Republic of Karelia. If we even talk about the best architectural sights of Russia, then this museum complex is simply obliged to get on this list.It contains a whole multitude of monuments of architecture, life and icon painting of Russian, Vepsian and Karelian villages, created over hundreds of years. But than seven times to hear, we advise you not to postpone the trip to Russia and once to see the beauty of the Kizhi architectural ensemble with your own eyes.
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Speaking about the sights of the European part of Russia, it is worth mentioning the grand architectural structure of the beginning of the XVII century - the Smolensk fortress wall.
It was Smolensk that always became an obstacle to the conquerors of Moscow; therefore, by the decree of Ivan the Terrible, this grandiose fortress was built here. It is said that in terms of the total length of the walls, it ranks third in the world. By the standards of those times, it was a very powerful and practically impregnable structure. Admire the greatness of the fortress, which is sometimes called the Smolensk Kremlin, you definitely need with your own eyes!
We cannot fail to include Elbrus in the list - the highest mountain peak of both Russia and Europe located in the Caucasus.In fact, it is a fading stratovolcano, snow from which does not descend even on the hottest summer days.
Even at the foot of the mountain, travelers are delighted with stunningly beautiful landscapes, and what can we say about what views are open to those who go on a mountain hike to the top ... Tourists, as one, say that such amazing places and such magnificence cannot be seen anywhere else.
Of course, we just have to write about Lake Baikal - the deepest lake in the world, surrounded by numerous mountains and hills. Travelers are especially attracted by its purity and surprisingly clear water.
Many plants and animals that grow and are found on Lake Baikal, can not be seen anywhere else in the world. This lake is especially famous for its winter landscapes: across the Internet you can see photos of huge frozen water surfaces, in which huge picturesque cracks of torn ice form at the depth. But with their own eyes, these sights look even more exciting, no doubt.
Definitely worth a visit on the island of Vallam, where one and the most important monasteries of the Russian Orthodox Church.You can learn more about this holy place and see its beautiful landscapes in the following video:See also: The most amazing places in the world, the existence of which is difficult to believe