Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock

Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock, Khuzhir: Hours, Address, Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock Reviews: 5/5

Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Geologic Formations
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Thomas F
Oslo, Norway323 contributions
A fascinating place
Jul 2020 • Couples
Interesting to have seen this shamanism place with a lot of prayer cloths hanging around.

This is a historical place and worth a visit either before or after a bath in Baikal.
Written 8 September 2020
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Takarasina
706 contributions
A must when on Olkhon island
Aug 2019
It is a must-stop for everyone coming to Olkhon and a sacred place for local Buryats. That was the case for centuries until Soviet communists exterminated or incarcerated virtually all local shamans. When a boy I visited the place and I remember it just like a beautiful rock - no voodoo stuff, no posts decorated with ribbons. It was only in 1981 that the aithorities gave it a status of "natural sightseeing" but traditions of the past started to return much later, after the collapse of the communist power.
It is a magical place - a gorgeous view, sandy beaches, deep blue waters of Baikal. It contains 19% of the world's sweet water reserves - can you imagine? Try to find a secluded place (not easy in high season) and just think of what was here, say, 500 years ago. Admire it at sunset or better at sunrise - no chirping tourists! And please - behave yourself. No climbing on Shamanka rock, no shouting, no alcohol, no littering. Local spirits shall not forgive you. (In the times passed women even were not allowed there.)
Written 18 August 2019
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Denchai
Bangkok, Thailand440 contributions
Beautiful sunset
Feb 2019 • Friends
Recommend to go in the day time and sunset. View from lake or from rock are so good. If you want to take photo as my shot You can climb from the ground to the rock very easy than go down from top to ground
Written 28 February 2019
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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,066 contributions
Shamanka Rock
Sep 2018 • Solo
Only ten minutes walking from center of Khuzhir. This place looks awesome. Here is a Beach and it’s nice place for swimming in very cold Baykal.

Written 30 September 2018
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Margaret B
39 contributions
Along the drive to Cape Khoboy
Sep 2018 • Friends
Tour drivers usually include this stop and others during the several hours drive to Cape Khoboy. We saw this during a heavy rain and was a lovely stop along the route.
Written 28 September 2018
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Yap Y
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia137 contributions
Mesmerizing View
Mar 2018 • Friends
It was cold but saw a beautiful sunset over the rock. The scenery jaw dropping and no photos can do it justice.
Written 19 September 2018
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panayiotisb
Athens, Greece46 contributions
Shamanka "rocks"!
Aug 2018 • Friends
the best location on the island to take a swim at the famous lake baikal! go for it! you won't regret it!
Written 31 August 2018
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Julia A
London, UK231 contributions
Beautiful spot to watch sunset
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is a very magical and spiritual place for the Buryat people and their shaman. It tends to get a bit crowded in August but it is a lovely place to watch the sunset and take in the vastness of Lake Baikal
Written 4 August 2018
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Maryam N
St. Petersburg, Russia19 contributions
Shaman cape
Jul 2018 • Solo
It was a cape in Olkhon island, a part named Khuzhir, was very nice and has some magical history abound Shamans, you can also enjoy of sunset in this place.
Written 14 July 2018
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IliaNc
Montreal, Canada175 contributions
Magical place
Jul 2018 • Friends
Quite a magical place. Very calm. Surrounded by grandiose Baikal with turquoise water. Sacred cows licking sweets or salt off the rocks. Bluest ribbons on wooden posts. All adds some magical aspects to this special place. I would strongly reccomend.
Written 11 July 2018
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