leading tourist destination
ARHYIZ is leading tourist destination in the Caucasus. Its main archaeological site is the medieval Nizhniy
Arkhyz Gorodishche. There are three magnificent Church of X century
In the territory you can also see the rock Christ the Savior and the pagan menhirs. It is the place where the past and the present rub shoulders. There are two main scientific centers such as astrophysical Observatory and Russia's largest telescope with the mirror diameter of 6 meters. Downstream of the river Bolshoy Zelenchuk you can visit the telescope, with the largest diameter of the receiving antenna in the world - 600 meters.