17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Ancient Khoy settlement

Khoy is an ancient settlement in Chechnya. It is located in the Vedeno region south of the high mountain Kazenoy-Am lake near the border with Dagestan. The word "Ho" can be roughly translated as "guard", "patrol", "people on guard duty." Currently, old houses in the Khoi aul in Chechnya are largely destroyed and abandoned.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Russia
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Vladimir Ivanov