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About Olkhon Island. Legend tour.

About Olkhon Island. Tour to Baikal lake.

WELCOME TO BAIKAL

OLKHON ISLAND


Welcome to the Olkhon Island, the biggest island in Baikal, with steep mountains on the Eastern shore. The western shore ends with the many bays of the Maloye More.
 

The island is 72 kilometres long and 15 kilometres wide. Scientists still debate whether "Olkhon" translates as "little forest" or "dry" as both names fit well. Olkhon has a great combination of landscapes and is rich in archeological landmarks.
 

Olkhon is the geographical, historical and sacred centre of Baikal, the heart of many legends and fairy tales, it is believed to be the home of numerous Baikal spirits.
 

Legends have it that Khan Gutababai came here and was sent by high spirits from the Heavens. He was the head of all khans. His son Shubunkua still lives here as a white eagle.
 

Olkhon has many beautiful places, and everyone discovers his or her own beautiful place on Olkhon.

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