THE KAMYANA BAHACHKA ROCK
The top of Kamyana Bahachka rock, Putyla District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The top of the rock

The Kamyana Bahachka (literary "petrified rich lady”) is in Ust-Putyla village, Putyla District, near the place where the Putylka river joins the Cheremosh. The rock is located on the left side of the road and is a 30m-high and 12m-wide pyramid-shaped geological formation, which proportions make it similar to a human body.

 

The legend says that a fierce and rich lady lived at this place long ago. She got to know that a blind old woman had a young and heavenly beautiful daughter, so she decided to enslave the girl. Once the hungry old woman came to the rich one and asked her to give her daughter back as she had no one who could give her any food. The rich lady laughed at her and gave her a stone that looked like a loaf of bread. When the old woman understood that she had been tricked she damned the rich liar turning her into a stone. And so the liar has been standing as a rock over the Cheremosh reminding about the effect of human greed and abusing the poor.

The whole rock

General view of Kamyana Bahachka rock, Putyla District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Splits in the rock looking like dress ornaments

Splits like dress ornaments, Kamyana Bahachka rock, Putyla District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Another angle of the top covered with fir and pine trees

Top covered with fir and pine trees, Kamyana Bahachka rock, Putyla District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The name plaque (in Ukrainian)

Name plaque, Kamyana Bahachka rock, Putyla District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A gazebo nearby

Gazebo near Kamyana Bahachka rock, Putyla District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A metal stand telling the legend of petrifying

Metal stand with legend of Kamyana Bahachka rock, Putyla District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The rock as seen from below

Down-top view of Kamyana Bahachka rock, Putyla District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Taking a picture of a mirroring surface, the process of :)

Taking a photo of the metal stand near Kamyana Bahachka rock, Putyla District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The Kamyana Bahachka on Google Maps

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