History and the main attractions of the Altai
In the Turkish language the word literally means "golden mountains". It is attracted to the Altai Mountains of tourists from all over Russia. Besides the amazing nature of the Altai and boasts a diverse history. Once it was settled the tribes of primitive people, it then began to form a Turkic language and culture of nomads. Where you can see many traces of different ages, such as prehistoric cave paintings, stone sculptures, as well as unique tombs of the leaders 6-3 centuries BC. e., called Pazyrkskimi mounds. Dozens of still untouched by archaeologists mounds, located on a high plateau Ukok and store a embalmed human body, as well as products made of felt, leather and wood.
Indigenous people of this region - Altai. In this center you can see the culture of the Altai people - for example, with their religious customs, typical of all the steppe peoples: for example, when traveling is very likely to see along the roads built of stone pyramids (oboo) and stuck in the stone sticks, tied with ribbons ( kyira or dyalama). Thus marked sacred sites.
Campgrounds replaced wooden houses, those, in turn, strong stone houses and high-grade comfortable hotels with swimming pools, a bowling alley and a spa. All the mountains, waterfalls and lakes are described in detail in the booklets and guidebooks. However, some travelers do not recognize such a "civilized" Life in search of vivid impressions and new discoveries are sent over the Katun River, where there is still preserved a sense of grandeur and pristine nature.