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Lena Pillars Nature Park

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The Lena Pillars

The Lena Pillars Nature Park is a WV-Unesco-icon-small.svg UNESCO World Heritage site in Yakutia, Russia.

Understand[edit]

The main attraction are the rock formations on the bank of Lena River — the Lena Pillars. They are made up of layers and different types of rock and minerals. These formations are 150-300 m high, and were formed in some of the Cambrian period sea-basins. The park has been a WV-Unesco-icon-small.svg UNESCO World Heritage site since 2012.

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Climate[edit]

The park has a continental Siberian climate with lows down to -60°C in winter and heights up to 30°C in summer.

Get in[edit]

The nature park can be accessed from Yakutsk by river boat. The 180 km journey upstream (south) takes about a day.

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Get around[edit]

There are few documented walking trails in the park, so advance planning is advised.

See[edit]

The most impressive rock formations can be found between the villages Petrovskoye and Tit-Ary.

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