Niagara Is Not The Only One, Russia Also Has 3 Amazing Waterfalls
Holidays are the time that most people wait for. During holidays, you can do many fun activities by yourself or with your friends. You can also go to places that are popular as a tourists destination. This is relevant to the fact that nowadays, people tend to choose to go traveling than to buy things. That fact shows that the trend of traveling is increasing.
If you want to travel, you can easily find the recommended places to go online. You just need to specify what kind of place you want to visit. Do you want to go to the beach to have some swim or just play on the sand? Do you like to go to the place famous for its culinary? Or do you want to go hiking and enjoy the view from the top of a mountain? You can find all the information about those places on the internet and plan your holiday. But if you want to go traveling in a simpler way, you can also find a travel agent that will help you to prepare everything you need during holidays and the only thing left for you to do is pack your back and bring your passport 🙂
Beaches and mountains are not the only popular faces to visit. Waterfalls are also one of the most visit places. When we talk about waterfalls, Niagara Waterfalls must be the first name pop up in your head. This waterfall consists of three waterfalls. They are The Horseshoe Falls, The American Falls, and The Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lie on the border of the United States and Canada while both The American Falls and The Bridal Veil Falls lie on the United States side.
People visit this place the most during summertime when there is attraction both in the afternoon and at night. One of the oldest and most popular attractions is called The Maid of The Mist boat cruise. The name originally came from a mythical character which carried passengers below the falls. Through this attraction, tourists can ride on the cruise from both sides of the falls.
Niagara Waterfalls is not the only amazing waterfalls you can enjoy. There are some great waterfalls you can visit located in Russia. Let’s find out more about it.
3 Amazing Waterfalls in Russia
There are many places you can go to Russia. Cultural and historical places, museums, and theatres are just a few destinations to add to your traveling list. Besides that, you should also enjoy nature. One way to enjoy it is by visiting some waterfalls in Russia. Here are some of them:
1. Talnikovy Waterfall
Talnikovy Waterfall is a very popular waterfall located in a nature reserve called Putorana Nature Reserve. This nature reserve is a part of Krasnoyarsk Krai, one of the cities of Russia. This particular waterfall is named the highest waterfall in Russia and Asia. In 1990, the height of Talnikovy Waterfall was estimated to be 482 meters. But, there are also some claims that the height is more than that and reach as high as 700 meters. What makes it difficult to observe and measure is the fact that each year, the brook is frozen for about 10 months. Because of this, the appearance of this waterfall is also not regular.
2. Kivach Waterfall
Kivach Waterfall is located in the Republic of Karelia, specifically on the Suna River in Kivach Natural Reserve, placed in Kondopoga District. This 10.7 meters high cascade became famous when a Russian poet, namely Gavrila Derzhavin, wrote “Waterfall”, a poem inspired by the wild stream of Kivach Waterfall. “Waterfall” regards as the top level Russian poem of the 18th century. Thanks to this poem, many people, even famous people, wanted to see by themselves the beauty of the waterfall. Because of the increase of public enthusiasm towards Kivach Waterfall, Alexander II, The Emperor of Russia, ordered to build a new road to Kivach. It was built to facilitate tourist and visitors who wanted to be amazed by the waterfall.
While you walk around in nature surrounding the waterfall, you can enjoy the beautiful sound of the birds. If you want to get more information about the flora and fauna in this nature reserve, you can find a museum inside of it where you can learn about the kinds of plants and animals in the Kivach Natural Reserve. You can do all of this sightseeing by walking on the two wooden tracks provided near the waterfall.
Now, there is a little bit of change in this waterfall. This is caused by the incident in 1936 when the river of Kivach Waterfall was diverted to feed a local hydroelectric power station. Although there were negative effects as a result, the condition of Kivach Waterfall is still better than its rivals, Girvas, and Por Porog. Both waterfalls were taller than Kivach and because of this incident, they were completely destroyed. But you do not need to worry, this waterfall still provides you with the best view worth to visit!
3. Agura Waterfall
Agura Waterfall is located in Khosta District, one of the cities of Sochi in Krasnodar Krai. This is one of the most visited places because Sochi, where this waterfall is located, is famous for its hiking track. Tourists and visitors that enjoy both hiking and going to the waterfall can go to Sochi to get to do both activities. It is amazing, isn’t it? 🙂 The height of this waterfall is 30 meters. The waters fall through the ledges and stream to the rivers before separating to different rivulets. After a long visit to the Agura Waterfall, you can have some meals in the various restaurants in the area. They provide many kinds of delicious food. Just like the Kivach Nature Reserve, you can also find a museum in the area of Agura Waterfall where you can learn about nature. In this museum, you can also buy some merchandises made by local artists.
Those are three amazing waterfalls you can find in Russia. Which one you are going to visit first?
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