Table of contents:
- Information about the village
- How did it all start?
- Resting at Biragzang hot spring
- Useful properties
- Legend of origin
- In closing
Located in the very center of the Caucasus, the territory of North Ossetia is rich in mineral springs. Due to some features of the origin of the rocks of these places, many hydrogen sulfide wells were drilled here, one of which became a source discovered in the 1990s. Its healing properties have been proven.
This is the Biragzang hot spring, beating from the depths of the earth near the village of Upper Biragzang. Its water can effectively cure people of many diseases.
Information about the village
Verkhniy Biragzang is a village located in the Alagir district of North Ossetia. Refers to the Biragzang rural settlement. The river Ardon flows nearby. The distance to the village of Nizhny Biragzang is 1.5 km, to the urban-type settlement Alagira - 1 km.
The Ossetians live in a village consisting of five streets. There is a school, a FAP medical institution and a village administration here. There is the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (built in 2005, consecrated in 2010). The peculiarity of the local temple is that prayers are performed on church muralsnot only in Church Slavonic, but also in Ossetian, and one of the tiers has frescoes with Alanian saints.
On the site of the healing hot spring Biragzang in 2010, the entrepreneurs of the Gabuevs laid the foundation for the construction of a medical institution. Also, since 2008, a rehabilitation center has been operating in the village, where disabled children and refugees with babies can restore their he alth (designed for 100 families). In the same year, a capital dam 310 meters long was built.
How did it all start?
According to the stories of local residents in the vicinity of the Ossetian village of Upper Biragzang in the mid-1990s, drilling specialists from the city of Rostov appeared. They were looking for oil, but instead of "black gold" a hot fountain of water escaped from the well they had drilled. The locals were the first to be convinced that it had excellent healing properties. After that, the rumor about the Biragzang hot spring spread throughout North Ossetia, and then to neighboring regions.
According to the stories of local residents, visitors from other regions of the country took baths here. Many of them cured skin diseases, polyarthritis and other pathologies. The living conditions here at that time did not meet the standards of sanitation. The area around this source was dirty, like a swamp. But people came and came here, and the head of the village had to install bathing containers.
Further, the locala family. The site was fenced, a swimming pool was built, and an analysis of water from this source was made at the Pyatigorsk Research Institute. As a result, it was classified as a type of low-mineralized medicinal table liquids.
Resting at Biragzang hot spring
Vladikavkaz is located about 40 kilometers from this famous village. Therefore, travelers who have gathered in the capital of North Ossetia can make a he althy trip to a healing spring. Moreover, there are interesting sights here as well.
The territory of the source is being actively improved today. There is a swimming pool with changing rooms, quite cozy recreation areas, and there is also lighting at night. From here you have a beautiful view of the Caucasus Mountains.
The water of the Biragzang hot spring (Ossetia) rises from a great depth - 2,300 meters. It is effective in the treatment of diseases of the heart, vascular and nervous system. It also brings benefits in chronic intoxication, gynecological and skin diseases. Baths are good for the musculoskeletal and endocrine systems, as well as for the normalization of metabolism.
Like most of the mineral springs in North Ossetia, the Biragzang hot spring is located in a valley protected from the influence of various atmospheric factors. Weather conditions favor the combination of wellness procedures with walks in the picturesque mountainous area. Winds and rains in these places- a rare phenomenon, there are no long snowfalls here. All this creates advantages for recreation at any time of the year.
Especially good in Biragzang during the cold season. The water temperature in the pool is +40 degrees. It should be noted that it is recommended to sit in it under such conditions for no more than 40 minutes. This place is very popular among women, as water procedures help to rejuvenate the skin, nourishing it with oxygen. With a quite affordable cost of services (150 rubles per person for entering the pool area), the effect of treatment in these sources is the same as with therapy in similar European resorts. Therefore, today many Russians are heading to Biragzang.
Biragzang hot spring schedule: daily from 7:00 to 23:00, except Monday and Thursday (sanitary days - the water is changed in the pool).
Legend of origin
During the years of the USSR, the collective farm in the rural settlement of Upper Biragzang was one of the largest in North Ossetia. But after perestroika, investors (Germans) came here, who decided to invest in the development of agriculture in this area. They decided to heat the greenhouses using the water of thermal springs. Springs were explored, but the Germans lost their desire to revive the collective farm at that time. Here is a version of the appearance of the source goes among the locals.
By the way, the above version of the search for oil is also a legend. A geologist who worked here at that time claims that they were purposefully looking for exactlyhot springs.
If you want to get treatment in the Biragzang hot spring, you can clarify your questions by phone.
It is important to remember that there are contraindications to treatment in the spring. First of all, you should refrain from procedures during the period of exacerbation of any disease. In addition, there are pathologies in which you should not visit pools with thermal waters at all. Before the trip, a consultation with the attending physician is required.