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Akhun mountain and observation tower

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Akhun mountain and observation tower

Place description

Akhun mountain is a famous landmark and viewing platform not far from Sochi. Located in Khostinsky district includes the mountain Big Akhun (633 metres the highest point), the Maly Akhun mountain (501 m) and Eagle rock (also known as White rock, 380 metres).According to one legend, initially the height of the mountain Akhun were 666 m and was reduced by the erection of the tower.Mountain Big Akhun and tourist facilities will be available to visit in the winter. In the base of the tower restaurant.On the mountain has a classic Ferris wheel, on the way to the tower, you can visit the exhibition of miniatures and gift shop.

The lookout tower on mount Akhun.The tower is the main attraction of the mountain. She resembles a medieval fortress, but actually her age is not so solid.

Observation tower built in 1935-1936 by the order of Stalin, is a monument of Federal value. Done in the Romanesque style, made of white hewn limestone. Architect S. I. Vorobyov.

The height of the tower is 30.5 meters. From the observation platform, overlooking a wide stretch of black sea coast from the resort of Lazarevskoye to Sochi district of the Caucasus mountains.

Source: www.tourister.ru

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