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

  • TSAM (from Mongolian, Tib. Cham, Bur. Himself) - a solemn religious service performed annually in the open air in the Buddhist monasteries (datsans)...
  • PETROGLYPHS images carved on stones and cliffs. May have very different subjects - ritual, memorial, land marking of interconnectivity with all possible
  • SANGHA the name of the Buddhist community. This term may be used to refer to a religious fraternity as a whole.
  • KHURDE prayer wheels, hollow cylinders with Buddhist prayers-mantras written on cloth and wrapped on the axis . These drums are made of very different materi...
  • SOYOMBO an ancient symbol of the complex, going back to the Indo-Buddhist heritage. Soyombo is a composition in the form of columns, which is represented in s...