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The Obelisk on the Border Between Europe and Asia

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Interesting to stand with one foot in Asia and One in Europe.

Monument is in he Urals not far from Yekaterinburg. Interesting to stand spanning the two... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
blkptds
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Alton Bay, New Hampshire
A fun trip out of the city

It's one of those things that needs to be done. The must have photo of you with one foot in Europe... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2016
Avtovo
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South East England, United Kingdom
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Moskovskiy trakt 17 km, 2, Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The obelisk which marks one point on the border is an important marker from a geographical point of view. It is apparently popular with newlyweds who come here to tie a ribbon for good luck. Unfortunately, there were none there when we were. We did...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having never stood astride two continents before, really enjoyed this experience. At the time we were here one of the many weddings that gather here was taking place. Worth a detour to do this

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

A pleasant stop to document one's journey from Europe to Asia. The Obelisk is fun for a quick photo, but what I really enjoyed were the prayer ribbons tied on the trees nearby - primarily by young couples about to be married. A lot of...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Monument is in he Urals not far from Yekaterinburg. Interesting to stand spanning the two continents, Only negative is that teh Government has not done more to maintain.

Thank blkptds
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Bit of a disappointment as there is not a lot to see. A big silver thing, a tacky shop and some walls made out of bottles. Much better places to visit.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed October 1, 2016

It's one of those things that needs to be done. The must have photo of you with one foot in Europe and 1 in Asia. Good fun.

2  Thank Avtovo
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

This is probably the most visited of the 3 obelisks as it is closest to Yekaterinburg and has organized tours. For 1000 rubles or so you can hire a taxi for the round-trip plus 10 minutes on site. There is also a different, older obelisk...More

3  Thank Kirbyk
Reviewed August 14, 2016

We visited this Obelisk on a hot and sunny August day. It is situated only 17km from Jekaterinburg. We were able to stand in Europe and in Asia at the same time. The Obelisk has the letters A for Asia and E for Europe. To...More

1  Thank Tukano
Reviewed April 16, 2016

What a surprise we had awaiting us as we toasted with champagne and added our bottle to the champagne bottle wall. The border is very simply displayed, and fun to visit.

1  Thank Nancy C
Reviewed January 21, 2016

There are many monuments on the border and this is not the best one. When you go the biggest by car you'll see it by the way...

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