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The pearl of Karelia - Ruskeala.
Ruskeala Canyon, located in Karelia, is a real northern pearl of Russia. Do you want to see something amazing? You have such an opportunity! The canyon is filled with clean and clear groundwater, and it stretches from north to south for 460 meters. It is indented by hilly cliffs overgrown with centuries-old pine trees. Stone from its magnificent arches was used for the construction of Russian palaces.
Tourists can explore the canyon using a boat. And right from its steep coast opens a view of a million. The calling card of Ruskeala is a grotto with huge arches, into which you can get sailing by boat. The mountain park, which is visited annually by tens of thousands of tourists from Europe and Russia, also operates on the territory of Ruskeala. The most important marble canyon of Ruskeala appeared at the end of the nineteenth century, and it was a giant man-made bowl crafted by hand.
You can stop to see the canyon on the site of the Marble Canyon. An amazing picture will open for you: white rocks go into a deep lake with an incredibly clear turquoise color of water.
There are a lot of dry adits in the canyon, which look like ordinary caves with stalactites. It is not recommended to going there alone without a guide, since the adits are riddled with many moves, labyrinths and grottoes, so you can get lost quite easily.
In winter, tourists can observe a phenomenon such as the Ruskealsky Failure. Ice, snow and wind make the canyon a real fairytale ice castle. The marble lake near the canyon is covered with ice, and it looks like a turquoise mirror. The most interesting sights of Karelian Ruskeala are not created by man, but by nature. And the appearance of the canyon changes with the changing season of the year.
You can get to Ruskeala from the city of Sortavala, which is 37 kilometers from Lake Ladoga. You can get to the village by car or public transport, which goes to the village of the same name Ruskeala daily.
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