Top of Pidan ( 1332 m, also Liwadijskaja ) in the southern part of the mountain range between Vladivostok and Nakhodka
The Sikhote -Alin (Russian Сихотэ - Алинь, from the Manchurian about the Chinese, German and Sikhote -Alin Mountains) is a mountain range in the Russian Far East. Two of its summits are higher than 2000 meters: the Tordoki - Jani with 2077 m and 2003 m with the co. Parts of the region are since 2001 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The mountain range extends for about 1350 km in the Khabarovsk and Primorye. In the north- west and north it borders on the Amur and its estuary, on the northeast by the Tatar Strait, which separates the mainland of Asia from the Russian island of Sakhalin. In the east and south the mountains abuts the Sea of Japan. To the west it borders the valley of the Ussuri River, which rises in the south-west of the mountains, and to the river valley of the Amur.
In the mountains of the Ussuri River and its right tributary rivers originate, such as choir and Bikin. The largest cities are located on the western and southern edge of the sparsely populated mountains; from north to south are the Komsomolsk, Khabarovsk, Ussurijsk, Vladivostok and Nakhodka. Because of the inaccessibility of the oceanic climate and many areas of the mountain are considered varied natural landscape. By Beech strips here yet bear, wolf and the endangered Siberian tigers in stock. The largest protected area in the region is the Sikhote -Alin Nature Reserve.