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Altai Krai

Mount Tserkovka

Гора Церковка
Фотобанк Лори

Mount Tserkovka was formed by the weathering of huge boulders — butte cliffs. The top of the mountain is reminiscent of a dome — hence its name. An Orthodox cross was installed on a stone boulder there.

A cableway runs to the top of the mountain. The journey, 2,050 meters long with a vertical drop of 500 meters, takes about 25 minutes. A wonderful view of the Biisk plain opens up from the summit of Tserkovka, of the city Belokurikha, the surrounding resort area with hotels and wavy ridges of the Cherginsky Ridge.

After admiring the panorama, you can continue walking along the ridge of the mountain. Have a snack in the cafe, with its windows overlooking the mountains. Near the cafe, there is a sculpture resembling a horned bell. A wide path winds through the pine forest. Five minutes later you will reach the rock of Tserkovka. On the way, there are many benches to take a break and contemplate the mountain scenery.

The top of the mountain is crowned by a rock in the form of an onion, like a dome of a church, with a cross on top. At this point, you can not help admiring the ingenious architect that is nature, which has created a complete and recognizable image of an Orthodox church. In the past, a tree, sacred for the Altai people, grew at the eastern side near a chapel. People often feed tame chipmunks near the rock of Tserkovka.

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Address: Altai Krai, Smolenskiy District, Belokurikha

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