This famous mountain resort from the immemorial time was assimilated by a man. The highway leading here is - the Chemalsky Path which lies on the right bank of Katun River where numerous tourist complexes are situated.
Chemal district has a temperate and damp climate, which creates fine conditions for violence of vegetation, prosperity of woods and their inhabitants. Now working the first HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION on the Chemal River was built in 1935 and it’s still the basic place of interest of this area.
At the Chemal and Katun rivers merge, there are few springs with elixirs of life and death, and columns with Cosmos energy. Nearby, on the Patmos Island the operating female monastery of St. Yohan Bogoslov Barnaulsky Znamensky was settled down. The monastery conducts to its island’s temple with suspension bridge, from where the dizzy views on emerald streams of the Katun River are opening.