Baikal Tourist Attractions
Some of the cities around the Lake are very popular among tourists. Each of them has its unique peculiarity.
The nearest big city is Irkutsk, where foreign guests will find all kinds of services: hotels, hostels, walking routes around the city, and much more. In addition to Irkutsk, I recommend visiting other cities around the Lake.
For example, In Baikalsk city guests can go skiing or visit the local attraction – the lake in the heart’s shape! It is a favorite meeting place for all lovers!
Be sure to make a travel to Khuzhir on Olkhon Island, and you will understand why the locals call it “the heart of Baikal.”
In 20 km away from the Lake is the special touristic place, village Tal’tsy with its old houses built in the 18th and 19th centuries! It is a real open-air museum!
Moreover, suppose you like something mysterious and inexplicable. In that case, visit the village of Ust-Orda and get acquainted with Shamanism’s culture. This local people’s religion intertwines hundreds of generations’ wisdom and the mysterious tradition of honoring ancestors and nature’s spirits.
So, if you’re going to see something that you have not seen before – welcome to Baikal cities!