Twenty kilometers to the southeast of Sukkajarvi village, the western part of the Mount of Karelia, region of Karelia, Russia there lies the mountain of Vottovaara. The area was once covered with large ice sheets, thick up to several kilometers around 10,000 years ago.
|The balancing stones of Vottovaara. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XqY8g)|
The layer of ice eventually melts and is now leaving a unique landscape in the form of scattered stones that looks strange. One of the most striking stone in Vottovaara is 'balancing stone,' which consists of a large rock propped up by small stones.
|The rock looks like a flight of stairs of Vottovaara. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XqY8g)|
Another interesting stone is a stone shaped like a ladder. There are also the split rocks shaped. Winds constantly, stunted pines, marshes and strange rocks it becomes a different scene in Karelia.
|The rock looks like a precisely cut pool. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XqY8g)|
The rocks become a magnet for tourists. Many people who come out of curiosity with the stones strange shapes. Even, most of them do not believe that these stones be created itself by natural processes. They believe these stones are shaped and placed there by human hands.
But the fact is, the stones in Vottovaara is naturally formed. Sami people who are local indigenous people believed that Vottovaara is a sacred mountain, and called the strange stones 'Sieds'. They consider the stones had magical powers. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AMUSING PLANET]
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