Lena Pillars

Lena Pillars (Lenskie stolby) are rocks situated on the right bank of the Lena River, two hundred kilometers from Yakutsk.

Stephen Alvarez

Each pillar - is a sculpture resembling a medieval tower, mysterious castle, arch, palace. Sometimes you see the ancient city or fantastic, like from the unreal world, figure.

The length of these majestic cliffs is more than 40 km. And the height is about 40-70 m. The age of Lena Pillars -500 000 years.

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The ancient inhabitants of these places left cave paintings of animals, people, and the fragments of the ancient runic inscriptions. At rocks cracks you can see the imprints of shells of crustaceans, trilobites, and ancient inhabitants of these places.

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Stunning beauty of the majestic Lena pillars reminiscent of the kingdom of rock cliffs: steep, high, sometimes very thin. This majestic beauty can be seen on the right bank of the river Lena, and the endless taiga extends from the left bank. Travelers can gain incredible experience: the power of Lena pillars and a vast expanse of Siberia greatness.

Vladimir Trofimov

Nature has created a masterpiece that is included into UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012.

Lena Pillars Nature Park is marked by spectacular rock pillars that reach a height of approximately 100 m along the banks of the Lena River in the central part of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). They were produced by the region's extreme continental climate with an annual temperature range of almost 100 degrees Celsius (from –60 °C in winter to +40 °C in summer). The pillars form rocky buttresses isolated from each other by deep and steep gullies developed by frost shattering directed along intervening joints. Penetration of water from the surface has facilitated cryogenic processes (freeze-thaw action), which have widened gullies between pillars leading to their isolation. Fluvial processes are also critical to the pillars. The site also contains a wealth of Cambrian fossil remains of numerous species, some of them unique...

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More information you can find here: Lena Pillars nature park

Activities

Nature, Hunting + Fishing, Cruise, Family trips, Water sports, ATVs + snowmobiles, Photo tourism

Location on the map

Address: Республика Саха (Якутия), Хангаласский район
Coordinates: 61.1293; 127.518
2013-04-13 18:25:39Z   i-Kirby       2014-11-27 13:15:36Z   i-Kirby