Vitrazh (stained glass wall)

Vitrazh (stained glass wall), also known as Large Vitrazh, Large Wall or the Geyser Ensemble, is the main thermal slope in the Valley of Geysers. It is a steep 40 meters high slope on the left bank of Geyzernaya River, separated at the middle by a horizontal ledge. There are a lot of hot little streams running down the slope and because of that it covered with multi-colored geyserite and thermophilic algae.

There are five big geysers located on Vitrazh, that were described by Tatyana Ustinova — Dvoynoy (double), Nepostoyannyy (inconstant), Fontan (fountain), Novyy Fontan (new fountain) and Grot (grotto), plus dozens of unnamed small geysers and hot springs. Next to Vitrazh there are Averyevskiy and Bastion geysers and two pulsating springs — Leshiy and Malakhitovyy Grot. The play of boiling water and steam doesn't stop here even for a single minute.

Vitrazh leaves the impression that's hard to convey in words. It is indeed the palette of the great artist — Nature itself that keeps on re-creating itself over.

Sun beams cut through steam and spray, smell of hot clay tickles your nostrils. Something is seething in the bowels of the earth, river runs joyfully, thermal streams murmur, pulsating springs splash water around, and every now and again geysers erupt with fountains of boiling water.

It seems that nowhere else in the world you can find that many thermal springs of all shapes and sizes, surrounded by picturesque slopes and covered with a carpet of emerald green grass — all on a tiny patch of land. Vitrazh is like a stage, with actors tirelessly performing in their unbelievable play for anyone who's lucky enough to see it.

plan of Vitrazh


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