Altai is a mountainous country in the heart of Asia, situated between the borders of Russia, Ka-zakhstan, Mongolia and China. This is a land of legends, paleontological discoveries and rare natural beauty. It was here that the merchants searched for the silk road, miners for gold, scientists for any signs of primitive people, and mystics – for the mysterious kingdom of Shambhala.
– why Lake Teltskoye is referred to as Altai’s Baikal;
– the view of the ‘Martian’ valley Kyzyl-Chin from a helicopter;
– the resemblance between the Znamensky Monastery and the Greek island of Patmos;
– on which side of the Belukha Mountain Nicholas Roerich made his search for the gate to Shambhala.