Белогорск

Belogorsk – first tourists came here hundreds of thousands of years ago, as evidenced by numerous archaeological finds. In the middle ages there was a trade route from the Perekop isthmus to the coastal cities. This area adjoined the Great silk road. During the Crimean khanate Karasubazar was the center of feudal education kinakanta. In the Central part of the city (market area) has remains of a medieval caravanserai Tash Khan (Stone Palace).

Belogorsk is also known as: Karasubazar, "Bazaar on the river Kara-su."

 

From Simferopol (airport): 42 km

 

From Kerch (ferry): 180 km

What to do in Belogorsk:

1. On the way to Moscow you can open the first page of the history of the colonization of the Crimea visiting the cave "the Wolf's cave" above the valley of Besh-Terek in the village of Mazanka. Here for the first time in the Crimea was found a lot of people since the middle Paleolithic (100 thousand years ago). House caveman of Neanderthal is small – only 3-5 meters tall and 10 meters across. It resembles a huge empty eye socket.

2. Be sure to visit the village of Zuya – on this piece of land, gathered all the ancient finds from all periods – a kind of archaeological symbol of the Crimea. An ancient Muslim Shrine – grotto kirk-Azis (Forty saints) is nearby the village of Lytvynenkove.

Traces of the Scythian settlement Barot Khan (Gunpowder house), 2nd century BC – 2nd century ad were discovered a little higher on a small plateau.

3. There is another Neanderthal cave of Kiik-Koba Cave, or savage beyond Zuya over Balanovsky reservoir. Just below the dam reservoir has long excavated goto-alanskoye burial. Preserved dolmens are above the dam – ancient burial stone structures with a hole in one of the walls. Nearby is the village of Petrovo with a large Taurus burial Kopak-Tash. There's also Scythian burial mound with a stone statue of Sandstone, and a little higher stands a monument of a new story – "Partisan hat".

4. Treat yourself by a local delicacy – kumis after the tour through the centuries. People grow kumis mares in the village of Zelenogorskiy on the halfway from Zooey to Belogorsk. You can see production of the farm taste some kumis. This exotic drink improves digestion, reduces fermentation in the intestines, increases metabolism, increases hemoglobin levels and even improves the functioning of lungs.

5. You can walk around Sary-Kayu or Yellow Rock, fantasizing about meeting with the Neanderthal man.  If you're lucky, you can even find a silicon sickle or hatchet that is a good hundred thousand years old.  How to get there: near the village of Sary-Su, without reaching Belogorsk there is a pointer "Cold Mountain". 

6. Do not drive past the hunting farm "Cold Mountain" (Karakush tract) - from the Simferopol-Theodosia motorway turn left, and soon we are there.  The distance to Simferopol is 40 km, to Belogorsk 6 km.  This area offers fantastic fields of purple delphiniums and red poppies.  The word "karakush" from the Turkic language is literally translated as a "black bird" and semantically as an "eagle".  The tract of Karakush near Belogorsk was always known as a place of mass nesting of birds. 

7. You can learn dishes from pheasants in the pheasant's nursery near the "Cold Mountain".  The initiator of the creation of the kennel was Nikita Khrushchev.  It was he who after a glorious pheasant hunting in Yugoslavia brought to the Crimea about 100 pheasants and ordered the creation of a farm to grow these birds.  During 1956-1957 600 pheasants were brought here from Romania and Hungary which initiated the nursery, the only one in the USSR. 

8. Many tourists go to Belogorsk specifically to visit the famous safari park "Taigan", located near Belogorsk.  Here, camels, llamas, zebras, roe deer, giraffes, hyenas, raccoon dogs, leopards, tigers, ostriches and vultures feel at home on 34 hectares of land.  Separately on 20 hectares settled fifty lions. 

9. Do not drive past the main sight of Belogorsk - White Rock or Ak-Kaya.  The rock consists of Cretaceous formations for which it received its name.  The height of the rock is 325 meters above sea level, in its upper part there are many weathering figures and hard-to-reach grottos.  The relative height is 100 meters.  In addition to the beautiful types of curious tourists, there are many interesting discoveries here, for example, in a large grotto to the left of the entrance you can still find an old Sarmatian inscription of two thousand years old.  And above the grotto is a cave where according to the belief the Turks hid treasures when they were fleeing from the Crimea. The gold diggers continue to storm the Golden Burrow (Altyn-Teshik) despite the fact that the dangerous cavity is explored by mine rescuers. Archaeologists have found seventeen parking lots and settlements of primitive people near the northern foot of the cliff.  And in the dumps of the quarry you can collect a real paleontological collection of the Cretaceous period: the petrified skeletons of sea urchins, the teeth of sharks.  The idea of life on this place appeared by these findings eighty million years ago. 

10. Take a minute by making a photo as a souvenir under Suvorovsky oak, which grows at the foot of the White Rock.  In his shadow in 1777, after the victorious battle, the great military leader negotiated with the attorney of the Turkish sultan.  The tree is more than eight hundred years old, its diameter is about 4 meters, the trunk circumference is 12 meters, and the height is 18 meters. 

11. Visit the gorge of the Kuchuk-Karasu River with a beautiful cascade of waterfalls, reminiscent of the Grand Canyon.  This place is located 9 kilometers from the village of Cheremisovka in the direction of the village of Povorotnoe. Cheremisovo waterfalls were formed due to the passage of the river bed among the piles of various rocks.  The less stable ones were smoothed out and eroded by water but the harder ones remained in place and the river had to "jump over" them.  Geological features of the area also explain the differences in the form of individual waterfalls.  Falling water somehow knocked out depressions in the channel creating so-called "baths".  It is better to visit waterfalls in spring or autumn when it rains.  The reason is simple - like most of the Crimean rivers, Kuchuk-Karasu is small and in summer heat it almost dries up.

The path here is quite convenient. Anyone can pass the route although the riverbed passes through the gorge.  Handrails are installed in the most dangerous places; Parking lots and bridges are equipped. 

12. The village of Topolevka is very popular with tourists.  At the entrance to the village foresters equipped a comfortable area for recreation - tables and canopies near the river, always clean and tidy.  There are two ancient Armenian churches and the famous Toplovsky convent of St. Paraskeva in the village.  The earth here is famous as a place of power.  A little-known cave of Constantine, the first abbess of the monastery, remained to the side of the monastery.  The Toplovsky Monastery is famous among pilgrims and tourists who visited it with their healing springs near the holy monastery.  These are the sources of St. Paraskeva, St. George the Victorious and three Saints: Gregory the Theologian, Basil the Great, and John Chrysostom.  In addition, the monastery itself contains revered orthodox relics - a crucifixion with holy relics and ancient icons.  Prices for visiting the holy monastery will not cause significant damage to the family budget.  In addition, each visitor is waited with life-giving water, simple and tasty food in the refectory and affable nuns. 

Editorial recommends:

1. We advise to visit the village of Donskoe on the way to Belogorsk for those who are in love with their small garden behind the house.  Here an agronomist family of Volgovi has a hotbed where the most unpretentious, frost-hardy and yielding varieties of trees are harvested and also they will share with their priceless agrotechnical secrets with all comers. 

2. Do not just admire but go up to the "White Rock" and necessarily ascend after driving to the Nizhnegorskaya road from the village of Vishennogo. 

3. You should visit the Yellow Rock at the end of May. Endemic trees densely bloom at this time of year and the rock turns into a reserve of rare plants. 

4. Pay attention to the monument on the road on the way to Cheremisovsky waterfalls - a concrete stele with emptiness in the form of a rider on horseback.  This is a monument to the Tatar robber Alim, a leader of the weak and poor. The story tells that the Crimean Robin Hood robbed the rich and endowed the poor for which the people gave him the glory of the hero.  There are legends that somewhere in those places caches stuffed with gold. 

5. You should visit Chernopolye if you have planned a trip at the beginning of summer.  The Greek community had been living there since the Russian-Turkish war.  In the first days of June, Orthodox Greece celebrates the temple feast of Helena and Constantine.  On this day, in the courtyard of the church of Helen and Constantine, the villagers cook meat in large boilers and treat them to all passers-by. 

6. You should visit the Blue Stone if you want to escape from civilization and forget what century we live in.  A coral reef is not far from the Bogatoye village.  There are no any excursions because the route is difficult. But those who want to visit this place will be rewarded - everything is clean, wild, here are mushrooms, berries, dogwood, birds singing, lizards and skid rest in the sun.

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