NARZAN SPRING CHVIZHEPSE
Chvizhepse Narzan spring is located in the valley of the river Chvizhepse in theChvizhepsevillage isolated terraincalled Medvezhiy Ugol (Bear corner).
You can try the water from a depth of 200 meters in the pavilion, in the center of which there is a statue of a bear. His head is crowned with a bowl with a small fountain. The walls are covered with notices with information about the composition of water and indications for its use.
Chvizhepse is translated from Ubykh as ‘water that gives joy’. The word Narzan in translation from the abadzin and Kabardino-Circassian languages means ‘the drink of heroes’. Among the mountain peoples who inhabit these places, there was a belief that a person, having plunged into this water, acquired the power of the Earth, from which the water flowed.
Among the biologically active microelements found in the water there are iron, arsenic, bromine, iodine, copper, manganese, zinc, lead, lithium, etc. At first, the concentration of arsenic exceeded the permissible norms, but in the chemical laboratories of the Sochi research Institute of balneology and physiotherapy, a method was discovered to reduce the concentration of arsenic by partial degassing of Narzan (volatilization of a certain amount of free acid). This is how they obtained table water, which canbe purchased in in Sochi stores.
The source is located on the
territory of Sochi National Park (Plot No. 56, block 10). In order to get to
it, you need to get to the stop Chvizhepse by bus number 135 from Adler, or
number 105 and 186 from Sochi (or independently to Medvezhy Corner (Bear
Corner), over the bridge across the gorge).