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Manpupuner rock formations – a natural wonder of Russia

Manpupuner rock formations or Pillars of weathering are a geological monument located in the Komi Republic, on the territory of the Pechora-Ilych nature reserve, on the mountain Man-Pupu-ner (“a small mountain of idols” on the Mansi language).

The height of the pillars varies from 30 to 42 meters. There are numerous legends associated with this unique place, it was the object of the Mansi cult.

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Manpupuner, located quite far from the inhabited places, is considered one of the Seven Wonders of Russia.

The following beautiful pictures were taken by Andrey Podkorytov during his single ski trip to Manpupuner plateau. Manpupuner plateau on Google Maps.

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