Valley of Barguzin

05.07.2012

Duration 7-8 hours
Cost per request

Just 50 kilometers off the shores of the greatest lake lay the vastness of the Barguzin river valley. The area is known as homeland  of Genghis Khan's Mother.

Among the places of interest there are: numerous monuments of archaeology and nature including the ancient pagan place of worship Bukhe-Shulun (Bull Stone), cave paintings of 1000 B.C., salt lake, natural garden of stones and many more.

You will also visit Barguzin – the first settlement of Russians in Transbaikalia.

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Vocabulary

  • NERPA fresh-water seal, one of the three species of freshwater seals in the world, endemic to Lake Baikal. A lot of seals lay on the shores of Ushkanyi Isla...
  • GESER (Gesar, Geser Khan) - a character of Buryat-Mongolian mythology, as well as of a number of Turkic nations (Salar, yellow Uygurs, Tuva, Kaz...
  • ARBIN horse fat, traditional Buryat speciality served with deep frozen horse liver and salt.
  • DZHAMSARAN (var: Zhamsaran) - pre-Buddhist Tibetan and Mongolian god of war. He was inducted into the pantheon of wrathful (or enraged) deities by...
  • PETROGLYPHS images carved on stones and cliffs. May have very different subjects - ritual, memorial, land marking of interconnectivity with all possible