Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Russia - Golden Mountains of Altai (1)
The Ukok Plateau. The Tabyn-Bogdo-Ola Mountain Knot in the Golden Mountains of Altai.
Sent by Anna from Russia.
The site is in the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia in the territory of the Altai Republic, comprising the high mountainous areas of Altai, the headwaters of the Katun and Chulyshman rivers and Lake Teletskoye. The World Heritage site consists of three separate areas: Altaisky Zapovednik and a buffer zone around Lake Teletskoye; Katunsky Zapovednik and a buffer zone around Mount Belukha; and the Ukok Quiet Zone on the Ukok Plateau. Two of the areas are located along the borders with China and Mongolia.