19 Kamchatka Showplaces

Kamchatka Showplaces

Posted on January 29, 2010 by team


The Kamchatka peninsula bristles with places of dizzying beauty, but unfortunately there is just one place – and it is the Valley of Geysers – known for those people who haven’t been to the peninsula that can be considered as one of the most beautiful lands in the whole Russia. There is one unique place that is being as good as the other nature sights of Kamchatka region and located not far from the before-mentioned Valley of Geysers, and this place is caldera of Uzon volcano. Today we will tell you about it.

Uzon caldera is the thing that was left from a huge volcano destroyed by the series of volcanic explosions that took place approximately 40,000 years ago. The height of the former volcano was about 3000 meters (10,000 feet), that’s what volcanologists say. At present, the caldera looks like a flat-bottomed punchbowl, 10 kilometers (6,5 miles) in diameter. These steep edges 200-900 meters high (650-3000 feet) are half-destroyed walls of the ancient volcano.



But what’s really tempts tourists from all over the world to come there are hydrothermal activity developments: hot pools, boiling mud pools, hot wells and mud volcanoes. Moreover, all these things are found side by side with opulent vegetation and seaweeds of extraordinary colors.




This lake has a weird name – Chloride lake. It is forbidden to swim in there.


Hot wells have such a remarkable coloring because of bacteria colonies and peculiar seaweeds that are able to live in hot water.



This is a pulsating hot spring. And again it has such a coloring because of mineral deposits and different bacteria.



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19 Responses to “Kamchatka Showplaces”

  1. New Fake Kirov says:

    First!!!!!!!! Amazing pics.

  2. What a wonderfull place to make a SiFi film.

  3. New Fake Kirov says:

    3rd!!!!! Yes, it looks like a science fiction landscape.

  4. Lenin-McCarthy says:

    Russia’s Yellowstone

  5. Tauper says:

    How beautiful and fascinating! Great Post!

  6. Ed says:

    Nice pics!

  7. May Cry says:

    A place to visit someday in my future life. Nice pics, and awesome place.

  8. SSSR says:

    Many years ago I drank white russians made with Kamchatka vodka.

  9. Ivana Benderova says:

    Festering cesspools of toxic waste and man-made environmental damage. Very nice indeed.

  10. DougW says:

    Always interesting to see what nature can create.
    This is the largest I’ve seen though. Even larger than Yosimite. Some other sites:


  11. OLUT says:

    I saw a really good program on TV a couple days ago about this same area. It’s a series called Wild Russia and I saw it on Animal Planet, in America.

    It’s an awesome show! They were talking about how the area thaws earlier due to the hot springs, and had some neat footage of a bear swimming around, having a good time. Great series.

  12. Sarkawi says:

    Can I smoke there?

  13. EnglishCanuck says:

    What an interesting world we live in. We have these at Banff Alberta but not as diversified. Can you drive there, or chopper only?

  14. David says:

    Truly one of the most beautiful places in the world

  15. This is where they dumped Jimmy Hoffa lololol

  16. j-rin says:

    it’s beautiful coz it’s colorful.But for me it’s scary enough..honestly

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