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Ethno tourism on Baikal lake

The most ancient church is Kazanskaya Church made of wood (it was built in 1679) It is situated, not far from Irkutsk, in the Taltsi Museum of Architecture and Ethnography where on the bank of the Angara River in open-air dwellings, objects of everyday life and religious cults of the native population of the region are gathered Celebrations of Easter, Shrovetide, Apple Spas, different crafts and arts exhibitions are held here traditionally Taltsi architectural and ethnographic museum is the unique collection of the XVII - XIX centuries historical monuments.

Three historical and cultural Baikal zones have been recreated in the museum Russian, Buriat and Evenky, Burials and Evenky are native people of the area, Evenky camp, a bun al place and Buriat yurt show the life of these people.

Monuments of wooden architecture of XVII - XX centuries are collected in the Russian exposition Spasskaya Tower of Him burg (1667) and now active Kasan Church (1679) are the main points of interest of this part of the museum.

The cascade of water-mills, a little village consisting of XVIII- XIX centuries farmsteads, Siberian cemetery add to the picture of Baikal area population life in the old days.

The traditional religion of Buryats of the Irkutsk is shamanism. The main and peculiar thing is the deification of the forces of nature and of dead ancestors, the belief that world is full of gods and spirits, that with the help of special people, the shamans, it is possible to exert influence on them in order to ensure well-being or to avert a misfortune The Buryat shamans were of hereditary origin.

One of the most vivid and ancient kinds of Buryats' spiritual culture is their folklore Its main genres embrace myths, legends, old stories, heroic epic Signing and playing music constitute an important part of Buryats spiritual life To see the most ancient shaman rituals you'll have to visit Buryat settlements and Ђuloosesї on the shores of Maloye sea and Olkhon island a not faraway and an interesting journey The primitives' stopping places, cliff drawings, remainders of fortresses and sanctuaries of the ancient Kurykan people are also to be seen on Baikal shores

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Photo. Tours to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.

Photo. Tours to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.

Photo. Tours to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.

Photo. Tours to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.

Photo. Tours to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.

Photo. Tours to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.

Photo. Tours to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.

Photo. Tours to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.




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