Places to visit
Chegem Canyon – Waterfalls
Chegem waterfalls are one of the visit cards of a tourist-recreational complex of Kabardino-Balkaria.
Chegem Waterfalls – Su-Auzu (translated from Balkar “water from the throat”) – a rare beauty pageant. On the right bank of the cliffs descend to the river Chegem noisy streams of water. Some of them were thrown out of the jets of small (finger thick) round holes in the rock and, describing an arc in the air, fall down. Others poured from a height of 30-50 meters in wide ribbon and before it reaches the river, breaks on ledges of cliffs, forming numerous water sparks. Illuminated by the sun (by 10-11 o’clock of the day), waterfalls form a colorful rainbow.
Chegem gorge is the ancient first settled valley in the whole Caucasus where saved historical monuments, old towers, former villages, mausoleum burials.