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Shugo mud volcano

Грязевой вулкан «Сопка Шуго»

On the Taman Peninsula, at the very beginning of the mountain system of the Greater Caucasus, 5 kilometers southeast of the village of Varenikovskaya in the Krymsky district, there is the largest and unusual mud volcano Shugo in this territory. For those traveling to the Sea of ​​Azov, a visit to the Shugo mud volcano, surrounded by an oak grove, will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the amazing mountain landscapes. It is not for nothing that this natural attraction is included in the route of the guides: the size of the volcano is striking - its diameter is about 500 meters, and its depth reaches 5 meters. The healing properties of the volcano's mud are provided by continuous natural self-cleaning, which the salon procedures of mud baths cannot boast of.

Of course, such an unusual natural phenomenon has become the reason for the emergence of many legends. According to one of them, Gnilaya Mountain on the Shuga River ("Shugo Hill") appeared on the territory of the Circassian aul, whose inhabitants fell into the underworld for their sins, only one righteous widow was saved. Even now, the constant activity of the volcano's craters envelops it in a mystical halo.

Грязевой вулкан «Сопка Шуго»

Shugo mud volcano

Krasnodar region, Krymsky district, village Varenikovskaya

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