Valley of Barguzin

05.07.2012

Duration 7-8 hours
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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

  • TAYLAGAN shamanic ritual
  • ZULA a candle in a Buddhist monastery, made of melted butter/fat.
  • ARKHI Mongolian vodka made from cow's milk named also "tarasun" of 15-18°. Europeans called this drink "tricky water" because it tas...
  • KHAMBO LAMA the abbot of the monastery. Title of the spiritual leader of Buddhism in Russia.
  • SARMA wind blowing in the middle of the lake. Is the most powerful winds of Lake Baikal. On average, in November, Sarma follows 10 days in December - 13. Us...