Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa


The Gunib Plateau
April 14, 2017 16:40


(Source: http://shahtamanova.livejournal.com)

 The Gunib Plateau is a vast flat top of the Gunib Mountain of the Big Caucasus rising between the rivers of Avarskoe Koisu and Karakoisu.

The plateau stretches from West to East and is surrounded by the natural walls of limestone sheer drops. Thus, it resembles an island raised above the ground to a height of 1,500 meters and represents a natural fenced fortress.

Gunib has waterfalls and springs, forests and subalpine meadows, the air is curative here, there are more than 300 days of sunshine per year, so according to climatic conditions and qualities, the plateau can be compared to the Swiss Davos and domestic Teberda. It was for the first time used as a health resort during the second half of the 19th century, right at the end of the Caucasian war which determined the particular historical value of Gunib: in 1859 the plateau became the place of the final battle between the forces of the Imam Shamil and the troops of the General Baryatinsky.

The confrontation ended with the capture of Shamil, which dropped a curtain over the half-century Caucasian war. The monuments to the Caucasian war are the main attractions of the Gunib Plateau.


Sources: http://strana.ru 

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags:      

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Stavropol Fortress Things to Do In Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Reserve Izobilny City Vodny (Water) Island Introduction To Peterhof





comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Flowers Delivery

search on the map
TAGS:
Russian trains  Jazz  Theaters of Russia  Russian defense  Komsomolskaya  Hermitage Museum  Spitsbergen  inventions  Painting  MYSTERIA Festival  Chelyabinsk Region  Trees  Exhibitions in Moscow  State Catalogue of the Museum Fund  Russian tourism  Russian business  Alexander Lebedev  Heroism   missile defence system  Moscow  poll  Lake Teletskoye  Krasnodar  Lipetsk Region  ENEA  Twitter  animation  Leonid Brezhnev  Sarai-Batu  Russian Literature  Evgeny Chichvarkin  Russian Orthodox Church  Russian Cinema  FEBS  EXPO  six-seat taxi   Russian history  Archeology  Kandalaksha  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Travel Application  Joseph Stalin  VTB  Russian post service  Russian Actresses  Russian travellers  the Bolshoi Theatre  Krasnodar Territory  Multimedia Art Museum  Higher School of Economics 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites