"Kronotski Nature Reserve" land of ice and fire: to enjoy ecological tourism in Russia!
Russia is the largest country in the world and its geography has everything for lovers of nature. Therefore, when you visit Russia, keep in mind that it is a country that has the second largest natural reserve in the world called "Kronotski Natural Reserve". This area is located in the far east of Russia and is reserved almost exclusively for research and study of natural sciences. It is considered a natural reserve from the 1934 year, with an extension of 10.990 km2. Its tourist attractions are many, look at everything you can do when you come with ecological tourism plans.
Attractions of the "Kronotski Nature Reserve" Among the main tourist attractions that this reserve has are:
The Valley of the Geysers
The geysers are volcanic openings in the earth's crust where steam, gases and very hot water are expelled regularly in intermittent periods of time. They were discovered by Russian scientist Tatyana Ustinova, at 1941. In the "Kronotski Natural Reserve" there are at least 20 geysers being the only field that has a basin in all of Eurasia.
But not only the geysers are attractive tourist, also in this same area are hot springs located in the volcanic Peninsula of Kamchatka. Its waters rich in sulfur are ideal for medicinal treatment in people suffering from joint pains and provides benefits to treat any disease.
Active and extinct volcanoes
The Kamchatka Peninsula It is characterized by having the highest volcanic activity in the area. In it there are approximately 120 volcanoes of which 23 are in normal activity. It is considered that the number of inactive volcanoes exceeds the number of active volcanoes after one of them entered exercise after 250 years of rest.
On guided tours of these places, you can hear the rustling of the earth coming from the interior of the volcanoes. The volcanic cone of greater height is the one that reaches the 4750 meters above sea level and is considered a reference in the visit.
Landscaping and varied fauna
While you walk through the volcanic ashes you can admire the 100% natural volcanic landscape where you will be able to appreciate a varied fauna among which the marmots, the prairie dogs, the foxes, a great quantity of birds and with luck you can reach to see bears. It is so impressive its scenic beauty that it has been allowed its inclusion as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO from 1997.If you have a travel logbook, the visit to the Kronotski Nature Reserve is a mandatory stop.
Kronotski Nature Reserve (Video)