The visit-centre in the town of Abaza provides information about mountain taiga ecosystems. This place includes visitor centre, Taiga Charter path and the Museum of Siberian Crafts. Here visitors can learn about rare and endangered taiga plants and animals, taiga ecosystem features, medical herbs and traditional taiga crafts. Photo: Sergey Paschenko
In khakassian calendar April is the mounth of cuckoo. According to legend cuckoo was a girl who was driven mad by grief and turned into this bird. Her mother caught daughter for one boot. That’s why cuckoo has legs of different colors. Photo: Elena Zhibinova
«Zaimka Lykovykh” site of “Khakassky reserve” is located on the taiga territory of Tashtyp district. A settlement of Russian Orthodox Old Believers escaped from civilization is located on this site. Nowadays in the settlement only one member of Lykov’s family, Agafia, remains. Photo by "Khakassky reserve"
Mount Kunya is located from the East of the Podkuninskie mountain ridge. The name in Khakassian language means “Sunny Mountain” or “Mountain of the Sun”. Two ancient petroglyphs are situated at the bottom of the mountain from the Yenisei River’s side. Photo: Elena Pavlova