"Stolby" Nature Reserve
The “Stolby” Reserve is located 3km to the south-west of Krasnoyarsk between Rivers Mana and Bazaikha. It stretches on 34km and covers an area of 47,200ha.
“Stolby” is home to 550 plant species, 85 mammal species, 150 bird species and 22 fish species. The Reserve was created in 1925 on the initiative of the inhabitants of Krasnoyarsk so as to preserve the natural sites around the “Stolbys” (which means pillar), syenite rocks that have various shapes (including some that look like birds, animals, etc). The Stolbys are a unique natural phenomenon. There are 80 groups of these rocks; they reach a height of 104m.
The Stolbys are the most visited sites in the reserve. It is a very attractive place for climbers. The “Stolby” Reserve is included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.