A worthy answer abroad: 8 unique places in Russia that are worth a visit
If you for any reason decided not to go abroad for the may holidays, do not worry. In our country, too, there are many interesting places that will impress even the most seasoned travelers. Passion.ru has chosen the local attractions that are not inferior in beauty and the significance of his world-famous “brother”.
Lena pillars, Yakutia
If you want to see landscapes worthy of box office Hollywood movies, then go straight to Siberia. No, not to prison, and to personally enjoy the Lena pillars – limestone cliffs with a height of 200-300 meters, stretching along the Lena river about 70 km away. by the Way, the age of the “wall” is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, is approximately 540-560 million years. Well, to really feel the importance and grandeur of the moment, arm yourself with a magnifying glass (and patience) to find there a real, ancient rock art, which is a picture of animals, people, mystical symbols and mysterious signs painted directly on the rocks with red and yellow paint.
Swallow’s nest, Crimea
Surely almost every one of you at least once rested in the Crimea (even if not in recent years, with their parents as a child surely you have visited this iconic place). And surely you have seen an unusual Palace swallow’s nest, proudly towering over the Black sea. By the way, the first building on the 40-meter rock appeared in the late XIX century and served as a summer residence for the retired General, who called his “cottage” lovingly “Castle of love”. Further, the structure changed owners and appearance, and in 1911 it was bought by Baron Steingel, who decided to build a castle in the Gothic style. So there was a 12-meter “bird house”, which later survived many renovations and owners. At the time, the building managed to appear in the paintings “Ten Negroes”, “Mio, my Mio”, “Journey of Mr. Blots”, in the “Blue bird”, where Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Fonda played, in the “First blow” with Jackie Chan and so on, and today there are cultural and educational events.
Carskie Sands, Zabaykalsky Krai
Travelers who dream of deserts, dunes and dunes are recommended to look at the Chara Sands in the North of the TRANS-Baikal territory. “Sandbox”, the length of which reaches about 10 km and a width of 5, surrounded by mountains Kodar mountains, where snow caps visible even in the summer, boasts, if not power-like caravans of camels, it is no less majestic reindeer for sure. If you have already decided that you are going there, do not forget to register in the emergency Department of the Kalar district, so that you can easily move around this territory as a tourist.
Koyash lake, Kerch Peninsula
Girls who dream of “pink unicorns” and other attributes of the fairy-tale world will surely appreciate the original koyash Lake. This lake, whose area is about 5 sq km and the depth is 1 m., is located in the Crimea on the territory Opuscolo the national reserve and affects not only the unusual color of the water. Some time ago, this place was a mud volcano, then there began to produce salt, so “splashing” in such water can replace cosmetic procedures. By the way, for those who are looking for a special location for photo shoots, we recommend to look here in late summer – early autumn, when the lake begins to evaporate part of the water, exposing the picturesque salt “icebergs”.
The Cape Bar, Sakhalin
The ribbed walls rising from the water for 40-50 meters, from a distance resemble an original and majestic organ, at the foot of which the fallen parts of the rocks are picturesquely “scattered”. This natural wonder – Cape Columnar – can be found on the island of Kunashir, in the South of the Kuril, so if you are looking for something special, then go straight there. Just remember that in those places often meet bears, so try not to make such an adventure alone.
Kronotskaya Sopka, Kamchatka
The volcano, reaching a height of 3528 meters, is located in Kamchatka, in one of the oldest reserves in the country, where there are thermal lakes, waterfalls, a Valley of geysers and even about 20 “younger brothers” of the hill, including 8 active ones. Kronotsky hill, of course, inferior in popularity to the famous Japanese volcano, but also be able to impress even the most selective travelers. For example, unlike Fujiyama, which has not been spewing lava for about 300 years, our “compatriot” behaves quite actively and so “rages” that specialists manage to fix constant geological and seismological processes inside it.
Lake Elton, Volgograd region
If you did not know that in the Volgograd region there is a “replicated” attraction, an area of just over 150 square kilometers, it’s time to correct this gap. This lake, where in the time of Ivan the terrible actively mined salt, and is now used as a balneocurort, is considered the largest saline in Europe and one of the most mineralized in the world. So if you want not only to improve your health, but also to impress everyone with original selfies, then you will definitely like Elton. Just before you look for a ticket n the next flight, specify how to get a pass in the border Service of the FSB, the border Department of the Volgograd region or in the village of Elton. This procedure is necessary because the surroundings of the lake are in the border zone (the border of Russia with Kazakhstan), so it is better to know in advance all the details.
Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea
If you dreamed of a wedding, as in the movies, or just wanted to feel like a hero of some exciting film, then go to the West of the Crimean Peninsula, where you can find one of the most romantic places in our country. “Rugged” rocky coasts, mysterious caves, the Bay is the Cup of love that validates the feelings of lovers on strength, 50 shades of blue and the same green – isn’t the scenery spectacular picture? By the way, it was here at the time filmed “amphibian Man”, “Pirates of the XX century”, “People and dolphins”, “Aquanauts” and many other movies.