Shaman Rock
This is by far the most popular and scenic place of the Bakail Lake. You need to go the the city of Khujir, located on the Olkhon Island, to be able to see it. Olkhon is the sacred center of the world of the shamans of the North. The legend says that the first human being who ever became a shaman was born here. The sacred Shaman Rocks are one of the best spots to admire the view of the Baikal. Buryat people (one of the numerous ethnic group in Russia, with their own language, culture and traditions) come here to worship. In ancient times, the corpse of shamans were burnt there, according to the traditions. Every moment of the day brings different reflections on the frozen lake, but sunset is for sure a highlight. #free #shaman #lake #baikal #russia
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