This 1,300-Year-Old Mysterious Fortress Has Puzzled Vladimir Putin, Scientists And Historians

An ancient fortress or prison - Por-Bajin or Por-Bazhyn or Por-Bazhyng - is a mystery to many scientists, historians and even to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

An ancient fortress or prison - Por-Bajin or Por-Bazhyn or Por-Bazhyng - is a mystery to many scientists, historians and even to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

No one has a clue why was this 1,300-year-old fortress built on a distant Siberian island in Russia.
Let's know the mystery behind the fortress.
Built approx 1,300 years ago, this bizarre fortress -Por-Bajin - situated in Siberia, continues to baffle leaders and experts.

At first glance, people wonder whether it is a rectangular fortress or a prison?

At first glance, people wonder whether it is a rectangular fortress or a prison?

Scientists and historians have different opinions.

Scientists and historians have different opinions.

Some believe that it was created to attract people, and it was not a prison.Others say it was predominantly used as a monastery, or a sacred place or even as an ancient historical observatory.
Por-Bajin is located between the Sayan and Altai mountain ranges and is situated approximately 4,000 kilometres from Moscow.

No one knows why it was built.

No one knows why it was built.

It is said that this bewildering island was discovered during the period of Uighur Khaganate in 744-840 AD.
What confuses experts is the fact that fort was built in an extremely isolated place; at a great distance away from bigger communities and primitive trade routes.

Based on the observations, experts say fort was built on lines of Chinese architectural tradition.

Its walls are still intact. The inner courtyard is split with the tiled roof held by 36 huge wooden columns.

Its walls are still intact. The inner courtyard is split with the tiled roof held by 36 huge wooden columns.

Located 7,000 meters above sea level in Siberia, which has extremely harsh weather, the island also remains cold.

Located 7,000 meters above sea level in Siberia, which has extremely harsh weather, the island also remains cold.

Siberian Times states,"…What puzzles the experts, however, is the lack of rudimentary heating systems, particularly given that Por-Bajin sits at 2,300 meters above sea level and endures the harsh Siberian weather."

Even the Russian President Vladimir Putin was bewildered. He said,

Even the Russian President Vladimir Putin was bewildered. He said,

"I have been to many places, I have seen many things, but I have never seen anything of this kind."

Look at the video of this mysterious island here:

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