Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka

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The Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka is the canyon of the Geysernaya River with a high concentration of hot springs and geysers. Every now and then, jets of boiling water in different capacities spring to the surface from the hot interior - spurs of the Kikhpinych volcano.

The Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka is one of the largest concentrations of geysers in the world, and the only one in Eurasia. The Valley of Geysers is located on the territory of the Kronotsky State Biosphere Reserve, which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site in the category "Volcanoes of Kamchatka".

The Geyser Valley was discovered in 1941 by employees of the Kronotsky reserve, geologist Tatyana Ustinova and observer Anisifor Krupenin.Since then, it is a recognized tourist gem of Kamchatka and the Far East. In 2008, the Geyser Valley was included in the list of seven Wonders of Russia, according to the results of the popular vote. The Valley is hard to access and it is a reserve area, so only a few thousand people a year visit it.

The Geyser Valley was severely affected by a landslide on June 3, 2007. About half of the geysers were piled by a debris avalanche and submerged by a dammed lake. Nevertheless, the Valley is alive and still is of great interest to scientists and tourists.

In 2008, according to the popular vote, the Geyser Valley was included in the list of the Seven Wonders of Russia.

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