RICE TERRACES OF YUANYAN
One of the most exciting and beautiful rice terraces in the world (Yunnan Province) How to get there: by plane to Kunming (Shanghai-Kunming - 1700 yuan (6,500 UAH), from Kunming…

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Lake District
The Lake District is a nature reserve in the North-West of England, founded in 1951. The Lake District is located between the borders of Scotland, Northumberland, Durham, North Yorkshire and…

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Slovak Karst
Slovak Karst is a picturesque mountain range in Eastern Slovakia, which is famous for its unique forms of karst topography, beautiful canyons and clear mountain rivers. The natural territory began…

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Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Reserve

The Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Reserve is a natural area 50 km east of the Akhtuba River, created to preserve the intact semi-desert areas of the Astrakhan Region. The reserve is located in Akhtubinsky district and is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Through the territory of the Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Reserve, migrations of birds from the north of Siberia to wintering sites occur. Most of the near-water and waterfowl birds stop in the valley of the river Bitter, where the highly mineralized water flows. The reserve includes the Big Bogda mountain and the salty lake Baskunchak, from which about 80% of all salt is mined in Russia. Continue reading

Zhiguli State Biosphere Reserve

In the Samara region, on the Samara Luka (in the bend of the Volga river), between the Kuibyshev and Saratov reservoirs, the state natural Zhiguli reserve is located.
The Zhiguli State Nature Reserve, with an area of ​​2500 hectares, was organized in 1927. In 1932, the Seredysh and Shalyga Islands were annexed. In 1935 – the first renaming: the reserve became “Kuibyshevsky”. Its area began to be 10,000 hectares. Zhiguli Reserve The attitude to natural resources in the USSR was different than today. Continue reading

MOUNTAIN HUANGSHAN

Granite cliffs, decorated with twisted pines, winding paths and bizarre forms of stones (Anhui Province)

Getting there: by train: Hangzhou – Tunxi (district of Huangshan) – 400 yuan (1,530 UAH), Shanghai-Tunxi (district of Huangshan) – 300 yuan (1,140 UAH); by plane: Beijing-Tunxi (Huangshan district) – 1,500 yuan (5,740 UAH).
When to go: September-October.
What to see: Huangshan Gate, Sihai Canyon, etc. Continue reading

Reserve Gobustan
Gobustan is an archaeological reserve in Azerbaijan, south of Baku, on the territory of the Karadag and Absheron districts, which is a plain located between the south-eastern slope of the…

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Yew-tree grove in Khost
The yew-box grove is a picturesque part of the Kolkhida forest, which is located on the southeastern slopes of Akhun mountain in the Khostinsky district of the Big Sochi resort.…

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"Desert white sands"
The desert of white sands is probably the most unusual desert in the world. Unusual as its color and material. White expanses look like snow dunes, but in reality it…

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The most beautiful caves in the world
Planet Earth is filled with places that are beyond description. There is not enough beauty and wealth of the language to convey the feelings that they cause when you see…

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