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Land of the Leopard National Park Opens its Longest Tourist Route
August 10, 2018 12:30


(Source: https://www.moya-planeta.ru/news/view)

A tourist route with a length of about 10 km is open to visitors in the central part of the “Land of the Leopard” National Park in the south-west of Primorsky Krai. The way passes along the slopes of high hills and opens panoramic views of the hills, the Amur Bay and even the famous bridges of Vladivostok, as the press service of the “Land of the Leopard” National Park reports. 

The route has been named “Semivyorstka” in honor of the eponymous river flowing in the protected area. Tourists can choose one of several directions with a length from 7 to 10 kilometers.

“Semivyorstka” is suitable for hiking, fans of nordic walking and professional cyclists. The relief of the new route is characterized by frequent ascents, and therefore it may be interesting for sportspeople.

Before going on the route, tourists receive a detailed map showing the viewing platforms and parking areas, they are also instructed in safety rules.

This is the fifth and the longest tourist route of the “Land of the Leopard”.

Primorye Territory offers a wide range of ecotourism routes

A historical-archaeological park “Izumrudnaya Valley” already operates in the suburbs of Ussuriysk near the Utesnoe village representing the history of the Far East, recreating the historical everyday life, showing ancient monuments. 
 
The objects of the national park “The Udegei Legend” are located on the territory of Pozharsky, Terneisky and Krasnoarmeysky Districts. There are more than 40 registered archaeological monuments, the remains of the northern capital of the medieval state of Jurchen are located here. More than 25 routes going through the most attractive places of the national park are already in force. A unique ethnographic object of Pozharsky District is the village of Krasny Yar - one of the largest national villages of the Territory, where the Nanai and the Udegei live, where you can immerse into their everyday life, get acquainted with the customs and traditions of the indigenous minorities of the Primorsky Territory
 
It is also noted that fishing on the rivers Amgu and Bikin traditionally attracts tourists. 

“Zov Tigra” (“Call of the Tiger”) National Park started to work in 2008. However, even 20 years before that, Far Eastern scientists had stressed the need for creation of a protected area there. The park was originally planned to be called “Verkhne-Ussuriysky.” The main goals of the park include preservation and restoration of natural and historical and cultural complexes and facilities, environmental education of the population and the creation of the conditions for regulated tourism.  The area of the “Zov Tigra” National Park makes up 82 thousand hectares. Many rare and valuable species of mammals of the south of the Far East live in the Park. The territory has no equals in Russia in its species diversity of rare predators and ungulates. The predators of the Park are the Amur tiger, the Amur leopard cat, lynx, mink, brown and Himalayan black bear, etc. Cloven-hoofed animals living in the park are wild boar, red deer, sika deer, roe deer, goat antelope, musk deer. 6 species of mammals are listed on the Red Book. One of them is the “master of the taiga”, the Amur tiger. 

 

 


Sources: http://strana.ru 


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Russian National Parks Ecotourism Vladivostok Land of Leopard  

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