Kizhi Pogost – Russian Historical Site Built Entirely of Wood

Kizhi Pogost – Russian Historical Site Built Entirely of Wood

Kizhi Pogost is UNESCO World Heritage Site in Russia known for the distinctive wooden facade and unmatched durability of its three structures that stood the test of time.

Kizhi Pogost

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Constructed in the 17th century, Kizhi Pogost is a historical site located on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. The word pogost is a term that does not only refer to a single church but a distant site with several religious structures like the one pictured above.

Kizhi Pogost has two large wooden churches and a bell-tower known for their distinctive facade and unmatched durability. Even though the structures were built entirely of wood, they stood the test of time and remained beautifully intact until now.

Here’s a closer look of the intricate exterior.

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With such historical and cultural value, Kizhi Pogost was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 and a Russian Cultural Heritage site in 1993.

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Charmaine Acha
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