The Lena Stone Forest It is an ideal Russian destination for eco-tourism, where the center of the attraction is in the appreciation of the environment.
It is a destination that attracts researchers and explorers from all over the world, since it is an area that is worth studying, admiring and knowing.
Let's see what this amazing forest is all about!
The Stone Forest of Lena and its natural riches
The Lena Stone Forest is one of Russia's geological wonders discovered in the 17th century.
This enigmatic forest is also known as “The stone forest” as "The stone pillars of Lena".
The forest is located in the northeast of the country, specifically in the Yakutsk region, capital of the Republic of Sajá.
The stone forest is composed of imposing limestone rock columns reaching up to 150 meters high with more than 80 kilometers traveled on the banks of the Lena river.
The predominant landscape type in this forest is the high mountain karst characterized by the constant erosion that has occurred over the years.
Its geological value is very rich due to the presence of fossils of species of extinct lives.
An emblematic case is the presence of mammoth fossils since the times of the Cambrian.
For this reason, it is a region that attracts many researchers and scholars of natural sciences and animal evolution.
What to expect from the Stone Forest of Lena?
In this region there is a cultural wealth that should not be wasted, in it you can visit a number of museums such as the Mammoth Museum, the National Museum of Art of Sakha, the Yaroslavsky Museum and other cultural institutions such as the Theater of Sakha, the Opera , the Ballet of the Republic of Sakha, among others.
To get to this forest, it is necessary to take a plane to the Yakutsk region and from there move by land to the site. The road is long you can take up to 3 days to reach the area.
The best season to plan a trip to this place is in summer time, since this region is considered the coldest in the world, recording in winter temperatures that exceed -40 ° C; so if you come at times other than summer you must take the forecasts about it.
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Bird's-eye video of the Lena Stone Forest National Park. Yakutia