Health tourism

Health tourism

National parks attract tourists with their stunning landscapes, clean air and waters, as well as the opportunity to observe wild animals in their natural habitat.

There are 49 national parks throughout Russia, some of which are located in really remote places, so getting to them is very difficult. Below we will discuss the TOP 5 of the best national parks in Primorye.

Land of the Leopard

If you are traveling in Vladivostok (5600 miles east of Moscow) and like spotted rare cats, you will definitely fall in love with this place. The land of the national park stretches from the Amur Bay (Sea of ​​Japan) to the Russian border with China and beyond. There is only one hiking trail in the park, the Leopard's Lair. Wild cat footprints can be found from the beginning of the hiking trail all the way to the cave where the leopard once lived. The park also offers several different excursions.

Reference taiga of southern Sikhote-Alin - Ussuriysky reserve

The Ussuriysk State Natural Reserve is located north-west of Vladivostok, in the Shkotovsky and Ussuriysky districts of the Primorsky Territory, and covers an area of ​​more than 40 thousand hectares. Almost all of this space is covered with deciduous, coniferous and mixed forests, the diversity of their vegetation is so great that no other reserve can compete with it on the territory of Russia.

Valdai, Veliky Novgorod

The natural beauty of this park is a real attraction for tourists: the picturesque Valdai and Seliger lakes, Valdai mountains and glacial forests.

UNESCO World Natural Heritage - Sikhote-Alin Reserve

Sikhote-Alin is a mountain range in the Primorsky Territory and the Khabarovsk Territory, stretching about 900 km northeast of the Russian Pacific seaport of Vladivostok.

5 stunning Primorye national parks that will take your breath away

Do you know that rest can be not only pleasant, but also useful? This type of recreation includes health tourism. Man has always used the healing properties of nature to maintain health. The history of its origin goes deep into the past.

In Russia, the first work in the development and development of mineral waters is associated with Peter 1. He experienced their effect on himself, after which he issued a decree on the creation of the resort "Marcial Waters" in Karelia. So in Russia in 1719 the first resort appeared, which could be used by everyone. This was the beginning of the study of the healing properties of mineral waters and the spread of travel for the purpose of treatment.

Health tourism is a vacation that includes treatment in a sanatorium. The sanatoriums are located in ecologically clean zones and offer various types of treatment. Such rest should consist of at least two weeks in order to obtain results.

The main goals of health tourism

With all the variety of health tourism services offered, there are three main goals. These include:

  • One of the types of services offered by the sanatoriums is recreation. The modern rhythm of life forces a person to be active, multifunctional in many areas of life. As a rule, this does not allow you to relax and negatively affects your overall well-being.
  • Treatment and prevention. The best way to treat disease is to prevent disease. Prevention is a complex of various kinds of measures aimed at preventing a disease or identifying its risk.
  • Recovery of the body, a series of activities that contribute to the overall strengthening of the body. For example, after a stroke, surgery or any stress.

Types of health resorts

Health tourism is divided into types and depends on the resorts. A resort is an area where natural resources are located and are used for the treatment or prevention of diseases. There are the following types of resorts:

  • balneological - these are resorts where treatment with mineral waters and thermal springs is possible;
  • mud - these are resorts, the method of treatment of which is therapeutic mud baths;
  • climatic - these are resorts where the main therapeutic and prophylactic source is the climate. For example, a mountain, seaside climatic resort;
  • mixed resorts are resorts that use all three of the above methods of recovery.

Russian Resorts

There are many resort areas and sanatoriums on the territory of the country. The sanatorium is a medical and prophylactic institution, the purpose of which is to prevent diseases with the help of natural resources. The largest group of balneological resorts is concentrated in the Caucasus. They are located in Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk and Zheleznovodsk. In Kamchatka, the famous Paratunka resort, on the Azov Sea is Yeisk.

Mud resorts stretch from the Caucasus to Vladivostok. then, for example, Lake Elton in the Volgograd region, Saki lake in the Crimea, Karachi in the Novosibirsk region, Staraya Russa near Veliky Novgorod, Pyatigorsk and Kislovodsk also provide mud treatments.

The Alpine arcuate chain stretches 1200 km in length and 260 km in width. It covers the territory of 8 European countries: Slovenia, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy and Monaco.

The Alps are the largest mountain range entirely located in Europe and the most explored and developed region in terms of tourism. There are many ideal places for mountaineering and active skiing.

Where are the Alps on physical and google maps?

The Alpine mountain system is a convex arc, originating from the coast of the Ligurian Sea in Monaco, and stretching to the Middle Danube lowland (Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia).

Alps physical map

In total, there are about 100 mountains-four-thousanders in the Alps, and the highest alpine point is located on the border of Italy and France. This is Mont Blanc. The height of this peak is 4810 meters.

Alpine regions

In general, a distinction is made between the Western Alps (taller and narrower) and the Eastern Alps (wider and lower).

The contact line runs on the border between Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the Lake Constance region.

The regions of the Western Alps originate from the Ligurian Sea. The first district is Primorsky, then:

  • Alps of Provence (in the south-east of France).
  • Kotsky (France, Italy).
  • Dauphiné (France).
  • Pennine, Lepontic (Switzerland, Italy).
  • Glarnic, Bernese (Switzerland).

If you like to travel and conquer new heights, then this material will be useful to you. We tell you where to go for new experiences and incredible beauty, without leaving the Primorsky Territory, who is "Primorsky Bars" and how to become one.

The Badge of Honor "Primorsky Leopard" was established by the Primorsky Federation of Sports Tourism. It is awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation, foreign states and stateless persons who have climbed the peaks of ten mountains in Primorsky Krai. Awarded after confirmation of the fact of ascent by providing photographs of the applicant at the control points at each peak.

Anyone who has fulfilled all the conditions and has reached the age of ten can receive a sign. The timing and time of the year for all ascents are not set.

Ten Primorsky Leopards:

Cloud Mountain - meters

Located in the valley of the Ussuri River, in the natural park "Call of the Tiger" in the Chuguevsky district. Climbing the mountain, tourists pass through broad-leaved taiga, dense spruce-fir forest, stone birch forest and mountain tundra with many flowers. Cloud Top is a stone desert. Height, frosts and winds leave no tree growing here.

Optimal route of the hike: Vladivostok - settlement Yasnoe - class. Rotten - Cloudy.

Checkpoint for a photo: a wooden cross with commemorative plaques.

Snow Mountain - meters

Located on the border of the Call of the Tiger National Park, between Chuguevsky and Olginsky districts. On the slopes of the mountain, the main river of the region, Ussuri, originates. The mountain has a very large elevation difference, from the headwaters of the Snezhny stream to the top, it is 1120 meters. And the southern and eastern slopes of Snezhnaya are one of the few avalanche-prone places on the territory of South Primorye. From the top you can see ridges covered with mountain tundra and thickets of dwarf cedar.

Optimal route of the hike: Vladivostok - Yasnoe settlement - uninhabited Nizhny settlement - Snezhnaya city.

Checkpoint for a photo: at the trigger point.

One of the highest peaks in Primorye, Mount Cloud, rises among the forts of Sikhote-Alin on the territory of the Call of the Tiger National Park. The dense seaside taiga on the slopes of the mountain is closely intertwined with a mixed deciduous forest and winding lianas, and the peak amazes with the beauty of alpine meadows hiding among a stone embankment. In addition, the Cloud is a natural habitat for rare animals and birds. Being located in the territory of the national park, the mountain is of special natural value. Also, Cloud Mountain is on the list of peaks that need to be conquered to receive the "Primorsky Leopard" nomination. IA PrimaMedia invites readers to explore the majestic peak together.

Vertex. Photo: IA PrimaMedia

Information Agency PrimaMedia: "Primorsky Leopard" is a badge of honor established by the Primorsky Federation of Sports Tourism. It is awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation, foreign states and stateless persons who have climbed the summits of ten mountains of Primorsky Krai, regardless of the time of the ascent. Awarded after confirmation of the fact of ascent by providing photographs of the applicant at the control points at each peak.

Infographics. Photo: IA PrimaMedia

Mountain: Cloudy

Location: Chuguevsky district

Height: 1854 meters

Climb: 1200 meters

How to get there

The easiest way to get to the Cloud's foot is by car. The first step is to get to the village of Chuguevka. From Chuguevka the path lies to the village of Yasnoe. The village will welcome tourists with a small stone stele. A small bridge across the river will protrude immediately behind the Clear landmark. Beyond the bridge, the forest road will get a little worse. Rivers will block the path more than once, but there are crossings along the entire road. A few kilometers from the first bridge there is a cordon of the Call of the Tiger National Park. There you need to make a stop and get a pass to the territory from the rangers. It should be borne in mind in advance that entry is paid.

Pointer. Photo: IA PrimaMedia

An old forest road leads from the cordon of the reserve to the foot of the Cloud. It is difficult to ride on it. Deep fords, steep detours and fallen tree trunks block the path. As a result, the road turns into the riverbed. Here the path will have to continue on foot. It is about 18 km to go from the river flood to the foot of the Cloud.

You can also get to the place by public transport. First you need to get to Chuguevka. A regular bus leaves from the Vladivostok bus station. You can get from Chuguevka to Yasnoye by local route taxi. Then either arrange for transport with the locals - they are always glad to tourists, or go on foot.

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