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Arshan Springs

the Healing Power of Baikal Nature

If you like to enjoy the beauty of the wild nature, you must come to Baikal at least for a few days! However, your journey will be incomplete if you do not visit the Sacred Arshan.
The name “Arshan” is a mountain peak, as well as a village located near this mountain. This small village is a popular mountain-climatic and restorative resort. It is located at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level.

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In Arshan

Weather in Arshan

The weather changes very often. Bright burning sun can be suddenly changed by a heavy rain, which is also replaced by the sun.
In general, there are more sunny days than rainy. It is worth paying attention to the fact that at night the temperature drops greatly. Therefore, the heat of 25° in the afternoon in July can be replaced by 8° at night. Don’t forget warm clothes!

Arshan Attractions

Local chipmunks like tourists!

Arshan Attractions

Do you want to get fresh mountain air and see the beauty of the Eastern Sayan Mountains? Do you want to enjoy waterfalls and healing drink water from sacred springs? Then welcome to Arshan!

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Waterfalls on Kyngarga River

Length of Kyngarga River is 27 km. The left bank of the river is a special walking trail for tourists. The trail leads from Arshan to the first waterfall (the waterfall height is 6 metres).

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Kyngarga Waterfalls

There are about 12 waterfalls on the river. The largest waterfall has a height of about 10 m. Waterfalls on Kyngarga River are one of the main objects of tourists visiting in the resorts of Arshan.

Arshan Attractions

Kyngarga River

Thermal Springs

If you are interested in hot springs, then we recommend you to visit the Zhemchug village, 40 km from the Arshan village. Thermal Springs of Zhemchug annually attract a huge number of guests. People come here both for the treatment and to have a great time in nature for the weekend. July and August are considered the hottest months, but visiting the thermal springs in winter is also an unforgettable pleasure!

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Zhemchug in Winter

Peak Of Love

Very popular place among tourists. The height of the mountain is 2451 meters. Tourists can climb the mountain trail, from which you can admire the beauty of the taiga (local forest). The route is not difficult. In general, route to the Peak of Love takes 4 or 5 hours walking.

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View from Peak of Love

According to legend, young people, who love each other, go to the Peak of Love to test the strength of their love. On the top of the mountain, they need tolook into each other’s eyes. Arshan is a magical place, at the Peak of Love you will understand whether you made the right choice, linking your fate with this man or woman. It is not difficult to climb the mountain, however what will you see in the eyes of your beloved at the top of the Sacred Mountain?

The Bowl of the Virgins

Bowl of Virgins is a stone bowl in the Bukhota River, flowing 3 km from the village Arshan. According to Buryat people customs, the bride bathes in this bowl before the wedding. On the night before the wedding, the bride and her friends went to a secret place, performed the ritual of washing and giving gifts to the spirits of their ancestors. Near Arshan, a similar ceremony took place in the Bukhota River. It is an amazing place, filled with strength and energy!

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Bowl of Virgins

Forest Of Tears

Another one place with healing springs. This place is also popular among tourists. Local people and guests of the village tie ribbons of different colours on the trees. It is like a special rite of gratefulness for healing. As a result, the Forest of Tears looks very unusual and beautiful!

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Forest of Tears

The Old Larch

The Old Larch is located in the park of Arshan. Its age is estimated at 500 years, height more than 20 m (its top is broken), with a diameter of 1.2 m. This ancient tree deserves your attention!

How to get to Arshan

In Irkutsk, minibuses take off to Arshan from two places: from the Railway Station and from the Bus Station.

Minibus # 521
From Irkutsk railway station to Arshan
Departure time: every day at 09:30, 13:00, 15:00, 18:00
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 08:00, 09:30, 10:30, 13:00, 15:00, 17:15, 18:00.
Ticket price is 400 roubles, baggage – 100 roubles.
The journey time is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Minibus # 520
From Irkutsk bus station to Arshan
Departure time: every day at 08:00, 09:00, 10:00
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 12:00, 14:00, 16:00
Ticket price is 400 roubles, baggage – 100 roubles.
The journey time is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Bus # 723
From Irkutsk bus station to Arshan
Departure time: every day at 08:45
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 11:00
Ticket price is 374 roubles, baggage – 94 roubles.
The journey time is 4 hours 45 minutes.

Minibus # 721
From Irkutsk bus station to Arshan, than to Zhemchug village
Departure time: every day at 10:00, 15:00, 17:00
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 10:00, 12:00, 16:00
Ticket price is 400 roubles, baggage – 100 roubles.
The journey time is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

By car:

The distance from Irkutsk to Arshan is 215 km. The road takes about 3 hours. First, you need to go in the direction of Slyudyanka, than to Kultuk and turn to right.

By taxi:

Journey time is 3 hours. The cost of the trip will be about 7,000 roubles.
Waterfalls on Kyngarga River are one of the main objects of tourists visiting in the resorts of Arshan.

Arshan map

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