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Address: Western bank of Olkhon island, Khuzhir, Olkhon 666137, Russia
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+7 924 550-33-88

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Pure magic

Located on Olkhon island. This place is pure magic. No matter which period of the day. I enjoyed it very much and was hypnotised by it. I definitely recommend to watch the sunset... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, the best thing about this place is its reachability for sunrise/sunset, which is the most recommended time to be there, especially for Photos. It takes you less than 15 mins from the most accommodations in Khuzir to get there y feet.

Thank Carsten H
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Located on Olkhon island. This place is pure magic. No matter which period of the day. I enjoyed it very much and was hypnotised by it. I definitely recommend to watch the sunset there. Just amazing !!

Thank TheFlyingLundi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view and nice to sit and watch the sunset there. It is close to the centre and each to reach. Only need max an hour there.

Thank RamonaMendis
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

It's a beautiful rock with red colouring (from some local lichen) that looks different from the lake/ice and from the Olkhon island. It's a holy place for local shamanists, so don't climb on the rock itself and leave some sweets for local spirits. We visited it when the lake Baikal was frozen and it was wonderful!

Thank Tinde_K
Podgorica, Montenegro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Place to stay for more days! Rocks are said not to be climbed eventhough some people climb it to make selfies. Island offers so many opportunities for active holiday. View on the Shamanka is perfect!

Thank Redwand
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Just freaking visit this place if you're on Olkhon island - no RAGRETS! You get a great view of the lake and there are multiple beaches to explore. The only thing is that toilets are scarce. But be warned - the climb... Well... ITSSSS THE CLIMBBBBBB.....!!!

Thank collenclint
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

It's just a rock till you attempt to climb it all the way. The rock has beautiful handholds and footholds so it's not so dangerous and yet feels like a bold attempt and very exciting to have climbed all the way. The view of the Baikal is amazing of course, everywhere around. The sunset leaves the sky in gorgeous colours.

Thank ydehi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

On Olkhon there is a lot of "shaman history" going on and the stories are nice and intersting. Its OK if you know about it and are ready to go on this journey, otherwise its a nice rock on a nice landscape on a special and famous lake. It was a part of a daytrip I could recommend and would... More 

Thank DrCraq
Belleville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Shamanka rock is located in Khuzhir village in the central part of Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal. One of the most energetic place where local Shamans still carry out their rituals. If you are lucky you will be able to see ceremony by the locals at the 13 polls which are covered with colorful stripes, symbolizing the most powerful family... More 

Thank dztraverler
Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Powerfull and beautiful. All time a have a strange feeling inside me. I can't explane what was it. That's all.

Thank nazyrovanvar

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