Kolokshinsky Idol in Vladimir Region - Russia

An unusual sight opens up in a pine forest on the banks of the Klyazma River: a huge statue of a giant rises on a hill above the water

Kolokshinsky Idol in Vladimir Region - Russia

Kolokshinsky Idol in Vladimir Region - Russia
Kolokshinsky Idol in Vladimir Region - Russia

An unusual sight opens up in a pine forest on the banks of the Klyazma River: a huge statue of a giant rises on a hill above the water - more precisely, a head, a raised hand and a giant foot. This is how the Kolokshinsky idol looks like - it seems that he lay down to rest and froze, gradually growing into the ground. The art object is often compared to the idols of Easter Island, but to someone it resembles the head of a hero from Ruslan and Lyudmila or a hero of science fiction films. According to the creators of the sculpture, the stone giant welcomes guests who come to the suburban complex "Rublevskie Zori", on the territory of which it is installed.

The statue rests on a metal frame and is cast in concrete with an imitation of the texture of aged wood.  Recently, the giant was crowned with a crown - this is not only a decoration, but also a fence: on the head there is a kind of observation deck, which you can climb up the stairs.

According to local historians, in the chronicles of the 16th century there is a record that local residents found the remains of a 4-meter giant in a cave on the banks of the Klyazma and reburied them a little deeper. Whether the appearance of the Kolokshinsky idol can be considered an accidental coincidence or a reminder of this ancient history is not known for certain.

Practical Information

Address: Vladimir region, Sobinsky district, Koloksha village. GPS coordinates: 56.041452, 40.203449.

How to get there: by car from Vladimir along the M-7 highway through the Koloksha railway station (40 minutes); by train to the station. "Koloksha", then 5 km on foot to the children's camp "Friendship"; by bus Vladimir - Stavrovo to the stop. "D. Koloksha ", then 1 km on foot.

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