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Most Beautiful Places in Russia

Most Beautiful Places in Russia

Russia is a huge country which impresses with its space and a large number of natural attractions. We’ve selected the most beautiful places in Russia which every person who lives in Russia and every traveler to Russia should see. Now, let’s speak about each place in more detail.

Lena Pillars

Lena Pillars is a natural park in Russia, located on the banks of the Lena river in Yakutia. The complex of vertically elongated rocks stretches for about forty kilometers, and their height reaches 100 meters.

Lena Pillars

Some tourists think that Lena Pillars remind them of walls of medieval castles, others think of dragon fangs, or of stone giants. People from Yakutia think of the pillars as a symbol of love, bravery and honesty.

Today, Lena Pillars are included in the list of Russia’s wonders, and they are also a natural object of world importance.  A few years ago, UNESCO took under protection the territory where they are located.

The Valley of Geysers

Located inside the Kronotsky State Biosphere Reserve on the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Valley of Geysers is one of the largest geyser fields in the world. It has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the natural complex of volcanoes in Kamchatka. The geysers are the main attraction of the Valley of Geysers.

The Valley of Geysers

They periodically explode up with streams of hot water and steam with the temperature of up to 95°C. In addition to small geysers, there are about 20 large geysers.

Rock Formations

The Manpupuner rock formations are a set of 7 stone pillars located west of the Ural Mountains in the Troitsko-Pechorsky District of the Komi Republic. This object has been enlisted as one of the Seven Russia’s Wonders since 2008.

Rock Formations

They are huge stone formations of 30-42 meters high and have a strange form. If you look at them from a different angle, they remind you of an animal, or a giant.

It’s quite difficult to get to the place as it’s far from residential areas and you can find many obstacles on the way, but it’s possible if you go there on foot or by helicopter.

The Curonian Spit

The Curonian Spit is a long, thin, curved sand-dune spit and a unique nature landscape that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast.  The spit goes from Zelenogorsk in Russia to Klaipeda in Lithuania. It’s 98 kilometers long, and 400 meters wide.  In 2000 the Curonian Spit was registered as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Curonian Spit

The Curonian spit is a favorite place for all tourists who are attracted by its unique local nature, beautiful landscapes, and sandy beaches on the shores of the Baltic sea. On the same day, you can have a swim in the salty Baltic sea and in the fresh Curonian lagoon.

“Stolby” Nature Reserve

“Stolby” is a state nature reserve which is located in Krasnoyarsk region on the right bank of the Yenisei river. It occupies the territory of 47,219 hectares. You can see the unique natural landscapes that are within walking distance from Krasnoyarsk.

"Stolby" Nature Reserve

Every year more than 700 thousand people visit this natural site. Rocks are the main attraction of the reserve, therefore it got its name. It also has rich flora and fauna which includes more than 762 species of various plants and 290 species of animals. The purpose of the nature reserve “Stolby” is to preserve its natural conditions, so most of the reserve is closed to visitors.

Well, we’ve looked at the most beautiful places in Russian. WE hope you’ve liked the article and one day you’ll go and visit these sites.

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