Each of us probably dreamed at least once in a lifetime to visit the mountains. And, of course, many have heard names such as Teletskoye Lake, Mount , or even – Altai! Of course, every year, Altai is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists. and everyone wants to take with them a gift or souvenir to commemorate this unforgettable mountain country. But, unfortunately, the last time, numerous souvenir markets are inundated with an outspoken consumer goods from China and Turkey, and this local products is very small. Most tourists are appalled, because everyone needs a souvenir and a gift of some very special, who could give a close and beloved person. After all, everyone is familiar situation where, having appeared in some attractive and memorable places, looking for a gift that would like to hit and who is going to present.
So, I'll try to list the most interesting, and most importantly, authentic souvenirs that can be brought from the Altai Mountains: Bears (I would even say bears), carved out of wood. They can be found in the different versions: as salt shakers, spoons, or just single figures, large and small. They certainly have an amazing attraction and, therefore, in my experience, enjoy a certain popularity among tourists. Stones, which often collect at Katuna. This picturesque mountain river flow Water itself polishes stones that become of this very smooth. They are collected and then paint the different landscapes and varnish. They look very unusual and attractive! They can be delivered at home and enjoy these stones during the long winter evenings Pottery. Here is a special subject: the magnificent and diverse ceramics has recently become more and more, but the price is still high.
Paintings local artists. I especially recommend to visit the village Askat where you can purchase fine works of art. Paintings are represented there, and traditional paintings on paper and canvas, but there are special written silk, and even a cedar board! Close just surprised to receive a gift like this painting, with its spectacular landscapes of the Altai! Traditional magnets – they too must not be forgotten. In all the souvenir series has a huge selection magnets with Altai species. Of them especially wanted to highlight those which show cave paintings – the graceful deer, shamans with tambourines and more. It will not be just another magnet on the refrigerator, but also unusual decoration, look into the past through the ages Ocarina – Clay Whistles, all different shapes and sizes. They give long melodious whistle, and perfectly suited as a gift to a child, regardless of whether he travels with You or waiting at home. Separately want to draw your attention to an amazing Altai honey, so that all the tourists tend to buy in the mountains. The main harvesting season of the product – the end of July, early August. But in May, better honey is not buying! Although it is actively offer from that time. Another tip: it is better not to buy the honey near the road and be sure to pay attention to its color, thickness and flavor. This Altai honey smell of grass! CDs with photos and video sketches of mountainous Altai refresh your impressions and memories. Viewing them will forget about the daily bustle and those who have never been in this blessed land. I must say that in recent times gaining huge popularity of pictures that are inserted into the framework, with picturesque views of the Altai mountains, rivers and lakes. Such photo pictures can safely hang at home and she looks great in any decor. Last thing I would like to stay – a traditional local products – herbal tea and soft balms. They easily can see all those souvenir series. It's easy to find pre-packaged teas and various herbal, as therapeutic and restorative health. The same applies to balms, available in large quantities. They can be added to tea, coffee or just mineral water. Tip: Choose only products of local production. In conclusion I want to say one thing: the Altai Mountains – a unique place here special power, which carry the Katun River, whispering pines on the hillsides, herds of deer proud, graceful jumping on the alpine meadows, and the air which is imbued with the freshness and aroma of mountain herbs in the summer