In Oulu Chakalanski (region) of Yakutia, on the eastern edge of Russia, just 300 Km from the arctic circle, the harder and frozen landscape of Siberia is hiding in a remote area of a formation of rocks incredible beauty Lena River leads one here thousands of years to form a unique landscape, leaving a breathless tourists who dare to approach: the stone forest Lena (or columns Lena)
This stone forest, consisting of rock columns that reach 150 meters in height, stretching 80 km near the river Lena.
It is easy to reach someone in the Pillars of Lena. First you must get plane as the city's airport Giakoutskhasta, which with 210,642 residents is the largest urban area in the world elevated to a layer of ice that is always cold (permafrost). Also considered one of the coldest places in the world. It is strange that during the summer record average temperature -40 º C. Τοποθεσία του Γιακούτσκ στην κοιλάδα του Λένα
From Yakutsk, Lena sail on the river for 140 miles. During the summer months when the water is not frozen, the journey is by boat. The rest of the year in sledges drawn by dogs.
This is a prehistoric landscape, eroded over thousands of years, and a wealth of geological reserves reports for missing life forms. Part of the stone forest of Lena found mammoth fossils and other animals have disappeared. But he also maintained life forms recorded 464 species rich fauna and flora. Peculiarity is that besides the beautiful landscapes of Russia is also the most inaccessible area. .
In 2006 the Russian Federation to UNESCO presented the candidacy of the natural park of rocks to the Lena declared Heritage of Humanity. According to the pictures, do not miss reasons not to do so. . Yakutsk Río Lena Federación Rusa
Translated from Greek M K: (22/4/2010) Ria Slides