Olkhon Island

Olkhon Island
Covered with ancient legends Olkhon Island is quite a special place. Here there is a surprising combination of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes of Pribaikalye. Here one can feel and see reaches of steppes with herbal fragrance which go deeply into the land, bays warm in summer, light coniferous groves of pines and larches, thick woods with wind-fallen trees, picturesque marble rocks decorated with bright red lichens, a relict spruce forest which is a witness of the glacial period, sandy beaches, dunes, and hills. Olkhon is ideal for wild nature lovers. Fantastic designs of the coastline, majestic views of the lake, natural monuments and magnificent landscapes leave an unforgettable impression. There are a lot of options for outdoor activities: hikes, bike and water trips, horse riding, and fishing. Olkhon Island has a very rich history. Archeological findings such as petroglyphs, sites of ancient settlements, remains of stony walls and cult holy places allow to touch the history and ancient culture of islanders. Olkhon as a source of myths and legends is called a sacral center of the lake and an abode of Baikal spirits which protect their home. For many years it has been attracting a lot of scientists and tourists. Going to Olkhon Island, leave your bad habits, thoughts and words and treat with respect this unique place. The island will accept you mercifully.
 
 
 
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