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    Saline Lakes
    Edge of a thousand lakes – so often referred to as steppes of Altai. There are more than three thousand of the most beautiful lakes - the richest sources of minerals used for medicinal purposes ...
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    Belokurikha Resort
    Classic resort of European level. Belokurikha attractiveness creates a combination of three factors: beautiful nature, healing properties of the local waters and good infrastructure accommodation and leisure ...
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    Aya Natural Park

    Tourist area, the heart of it is Aya Lake. Huge amount of bases, hotels, cottages. One of the most "populated" tourist areas of the region. And next - neighboring wildlife ...   
     

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    Biruzovaya Katun'

    Beautiful nature, hike, ski slopes, year-round recreation. Here almost all landscapes coexist Altai: mountains, wild river, forests, pastures ...

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    Edge Caves. Kolybel' Chelovechestva
    A treasure trove of ancient historical heritage. This is a unique area where the monuments reflect all the major archaeological periods: from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages Here nature has created masterpieces worthy of admiration ...
     
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    Biysk City

    The second largest and the eldest city of Altai Krai. Biysk - one of the six cities of Russia and the only beyond the Urals, it was founded in 1709 by an edict of the Emperor Peter the Great ...

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    Rudniy Altai
    One of the most interesting tourist areas of Altai. The relief commission favors simple sports travels foot, ski, bicycle, automobile, boating ...
 
Altay region - Leader In Cheese Production
Altay region produces nearly half a million tons of milk a year and a half of milk is used as raw materials in industry syrodelcheskoy. Every sixth head cheese made ​​in Russia in the Altai region, and throughout the year in the region for every Russian is available for a pound of this product.

 
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    Beijing - Paris Rally
    "Beijing-Paris rally will be held on the territory of Altai in 2016"- told Sergey Pospelov, the chairman of the Federation of Automobile Sports of Altai.
    Photos-Artem Artmov
 
Find In Denisov's Cave - Altai Human
The remains of previously unknown species of ancient people in Denisov's cave located in the Altai Territory , in 2008 found the remains of previously unknown species of ancient people. Phalanx and few teeth .

The study found mothers , scientists have determined that the child belonged to the phalanx , girl. And some teeth - an adult male. Researchers believe that the remains date from the period 50-45 thousand years ago.

Denisovsky man structurally closer to the Neanderthal DNA than to other types of homo. In Eurasia , there were two archaic species - Neanderthals in western Eurasia and " denisovtsy " - in the east . Habitat Homo sapiens altaiensis partially overlaps with the habitat of Neanderthals and modern humans. About 2.5 % Neanderthal genes found in European and other cultures . Denisovtsy left 4-6% of their genes in the genomes of modern Melanesians , so somewhere in the world go far - distant relatives Denisovskoe people.

Denisovtsy left evidence of a high level of culture, far ahead of his contemporaries. The cave found the bracelet and ring carved using techniques characteristic of much later stages of human development.