STONE STATUES HAVE BEEN STANDING AMIDST THE PRIMORYE TAIGA FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS. NOBODY, NEITHER TOURISTS NOR SCIENTISTS, CAN GAUESS THEIR ORIGIN. THEY SAY THAT, IN ANCIENT TIMES, SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS WERE MADE HERE. HOW MANY MORE MYSTERIES AND LEGENDS DOES PRIMORYE STILL HOLD?
Photos: Vitaly Berkov

Dawn at picturesque Cape Sosnovy (Pine Tree) on the Gamov Peninsula in the Khasansky district. The cape is an iconic feature of the marine nature reserve. It has one of the biggest Largha seal rookeries in Peter the Great Bay.
Dawn at picturesque Cape Sosnovy (Pine Tree) on the Gamov Peninsula in the Khasansky district. The cape is an iconic feature of the marine nature reserve. It has one of the biggest Largha seal rookeries in Peter the Great Bay.
One of the gems of Primorye is its marine biosphere reserve. This is the only nature reserve in Russia that is 95 percent composed of water. Over 5,000 types of plants and animals inhabit the Primorye Reserve.
One of the gems of Primorye is its marine biosphere reserve. This is the only nature reserve in Russia that is 95 percent composed of water. Over 5,000 types of plants and animals inhabit the Primorye Reserve.
The White City rock formation is located in the Sinegorye waterfalls in the Lazovsky district. It is an amazingly beautiful place, shrouded in many legends. According to one legend, it was an ancient place of worship and sacrifice.
The White City rock formation is located in the Sinegorye waterfalls in the Lazovsky district. It is an amazingly beautiful place, shrouded in many legends. According to one legend, it was an ancient place of worship and sacrifice.
The Krabbe Peninsula in the Khasansky district. The deep night sky is studded with a myriad of bright stars. Such beauty can be observed along the whole coast of the Sea of Japan, far from any city.
The Krabbe Peninsula in the Khasansky district. The deep night sky is studded with a myriad of bright stars. Such beauty can be observed along the whole coast of the Sea of Japan, far from any city.

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