Cape Shamansky, Olkhon

The most famous attraction of Olkhon is sacral cape Shamansky, considered one of the natural wonders of Asia. Cape Shamansky, also known as the Cape Burhan, used to be a sacred place for the Buryats, who inhabited the shores of Lake Baikal from ancient times. Cape Shamansky, called Ayha-Shulun (Scary stone) at that times, served for a long time as a venue to hold various special ceremonies, including sacrifices.

An archaeological study, conducted in the Cape Shamansky caves and grottoes revealed many human remains, old-time instruments of labor and household items, some of which dated back to the Neolithic period.

According to a legend, the Rock Shamanka is not recommended to climb up, so as not to disturb the peace of the spirits living there. In addition, there is another argument - climbing up the rock Shamanka is rather unsafe, you can fall off.

In the outskirts of the Shamansky rock, there is a small picturesque white beach - a favorite place for tourists to have rest. However, it is impossible to stay there for long, the same old wind prevents from it.