This natural monument is situated 400 kilometers from Khabarovsk and 15 kilometers from Nizhnetambovskoye village. The rock pillars are granite columns of various shapes, ranging from 12-70 meters high and located on a hill at a height of 886 meters above sea level.
As part of an interesting outdoor program, tourists can enjoy unforgettable sceneries along the lower reaches of the Amur river, pure taiga air, and crystal-clear spring water. Time permitting, backpackers can try fishing and picking mushrooms and berries, depending on time of year.
The silhouette of Shaman-Kamen («Shaman Stone») stands out sharply against the background of the riverside sceneries viewed by the passengers of the few ships that pass along the Amur river. The pillars tower above their surroundings like a skyscraper.
Coming closer to the rocks, one can find an entire complex of stone structures.
According to a Nanaian legend from long ago, the daughter of a local shaman, a girl named Adzi (the name of the hill near the Shaman-Kamen), fell in love with a hunter. Despite the daughter's feelings, her father did not approve the marriage. The girl and her beloved escaped. The shaman turned into a bear and chased after the fugitives. The shaman and the hunter started to fight to the death, but the girl, who did not want to see either of them die, stopped time with the help of good spirits. As a result, the shaman, the girl, and the hunter with a dog have remained frozen in time as rocky sculptures ever since. In fact, Amurskie Stolby include many more rock sculptures than those from the Nanaian legend. The legend does not mention the «church,» «walls,» «bowl,» «crown» and other objects.
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