Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

• Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

Taganai mountain range, situated at the crossroads of two continents - Europe and Asia, has the status of one of the most picturesque places of the Urals. The territory of the national park "Taganay" covers the northern part of the medium-high mountain ranges of the Southern Urals, which is a separate mountain site. On TAGANAY almost intact preserved valuable ecosystems - mountain meadows and tundra, moss bogs and relict forests.

Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

The National Park is located in the western part of the Chelyabinsk region, 130 km from the regional center and is adjacent to the border of Europe and Asia.

Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

In a translation from the Bashkir language Tugun-Ai means "stand for the moon."

Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

buttes Three Brothers.

In the park lies the boundary of the watershed between the two largest Russian major river basins - the Ob-Irtysh and Volga-Kama.

Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

Mountain Kruglitsa.

The highest point Taganai ranges - Kruglitsa mountain (1178 m) - got its name from the characteristic rounded shape. The northern part of vertices interesting in that it is a flat pad.

Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

The nodules on happiness at the top Kruglitsa.

Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

View of Mount Kruglitsa to respond crest.

Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

Respond crest.

Respond crest (1155 m) - the second highest peak Taganai mountain, so named for its shape and comb-shaped multiple loud echo, which is formed due to the reflection of sound from a substantially vertical rocky walls. Depending on the viewpoint that it is similar to a huge fossilized dragon, then on a frozen sea wave, then stretched scallop. In the north-eastern part of the ridge, which is a place of traditional parking lots of tourists, runs a major fault of tectonic plates.

Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

Respond ridge at night (photo Nikolay Vasiliev).

Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

In the Valley of fairy tales.

The rocky saddle, located between the crest and respond Kruglitsa, there is an interesting monument of nature - the Valley of fairy tales. It is a land undersized subalpine forests, above which rise the peaks sometimes bizarre stone rests.

At the foot of the cliffs Taganay is another natural attraction - the stone rivers. This is a rare natural phenomenon is random piling up of stone blocks that if giant droplets were frozen in a stream down the mountain slopes. Basically it consists of aventurine - quartzite varieties. This deposit is the pride and heritage of the country, especially as an equal in beauty and size of the stones found only in India and nowhere else on the planet.

Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

The stone river.

At the foot of the cliffs Taganay is another natural attraction - the stone rivers. This is a rare natural phenomenon is random piling up of stone blocks that if giant droplets were frozen in a stream down the mountain slopes. Basically it consists of aventurine - quartzite varieties. This deposit is the pride and heritage of the country, especially as an equal in beauty and size of the stones found only in India and nowhere else on the planet.

Beauty Taganay national park in the Urals

A view of one of the peaks of the hills Biceps.

To get to the national park Taganay from Moscow as possible, having reached by plane to Chelyabinsk, and then by rail or bus transportation to the city of Zlatoust. Chrysostom from the Town Square directly to the entrance to the national park shuttle taxis.