Khakassia is rich in various types of landscape. Here visitors may observe such natural areas as taiga, steppe, forests, hills and others. There are also museums in Abakan which contain different exhibitions presenting the peculiarities of natural ecological areas of the republic.
The museum of nature is one of such museums. In this museum tourists can find different information about all natural areas and parts of the reserve and there are also some facts about the peculiarities of the reserve itself. Visitors can learn not only about the climate, landscape, rare types of animals and plants, but also play in interactive games and find out the facts about the taiga life of a recluse Agafya Lykova.
Museum of nature and ecological path “Alive chronicle of nature” in Abakan
“Sunduki” is a mountain range located in the Republic of Khakassia (Russia) at the boundary of Ordjonikidzevskiy District and Shirinskiy District. It is an amazing memorial of Khakass nature including five magnificent mountains. On 18th 2011 an open-air museum “Sunduki” was founded there.
The mountain range has received its name due to the first more clearly visible mountain which resembles a chest (“sunduk” in Russian). These mountains are among sights of Khakassia which attract tourists from different parts of the world. Visiting this ancient place is a necessary part of any excursions taking in Khakassia which belongs to the south part of Siberia (Russia). Tourists can find there a lot of different rock engravings of ancient people, burial mounds and also remains of old fortresses located on this mountain territory. Sunduki is also an observatory for old people; it is a place where ancient civilizations observed stars, sun and moon.
The mountain range Sunduki (Khakassia, Russia)
Remains of old fortresses (Khakassia, Russia)