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Kuthiny Baty – amazing pumice cliffs in Kamchatka

Kuthiny Baty, a bizarre curtain of pumice cliffs, is a unique natural monument located about 4 kilometers from the source of the Ozernaya River (Lake Kurilskoye) in Kamchatka.

According to local legend, once, a wise raven Kutkh decided to dry his boats, and that’s why he placed them vertically on the bank of the river. But then he forgot about them, and the boats remained standing there forever.

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The main god of Itelmens, indigenous people of Kamchatka, is a raven named Kutkh. And “bat” means a long boat. So “Kuthiny Baty” can be translated as “God Kutkh’s Boats.”

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Indeed, these cliffs resemble long boats (like Indian pirogues), which are ready to sail on the first call of their master. This is a very unusual and beautiful place. Kuthiny Baty on Google Maps. Photos by: lusika33.

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