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Lena's Pillars: The Stone Trees of Yakutsk

23. September 2009 by Admin 0 Comments

Russia has some of the most unique and beautiful nature on Earth. One example of this are “Lena’s Stone Pillars” located in the Sakha Republic, near the capital city of Yakutsk.

 

Accessible only by boat or helicopter, the Stone “trees” loom over 200 meters high and span along 80km of the bank of the Lena River. Local operators offer tours of the area by river boat that include a welcome ceremony with a ritual dance and “purifying with fire” ceremony.

 

Nestled in the Siberian taiga zone among endless miles of virgin forests, Lena’s Stone Pillars are truly a breathtaking and inspiring sight.