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Shamanka Rock

Western bank of Olkhon island, Khuzhir, Olkhon 666137, Russia
+7 924 550-33-88
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Better than Lonely Planet would have you believe

If you read the guidebooks, you'll get the impression that this rock is somehow marginally... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amber K
Nice sunset

We were lucky to be there under a very nice weather. The sunset was absolutely gorgeous. We stayed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Western bank of Olkhon island, Khuzhir, Olkhon 666137, Russia
+7 924 550-33-88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you read the guidebooks, you'll get the impression that this rock is somehow marginally impressive. But it is magnificent, and is set in a cove that generates a kaleidoscope of different view and perspectives as you walk around. Very understandable that this is a...More

Thank Amber K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to be there under a very nice weather. The sunset was absolutely gorgeous. We stayed until the sky turned purple... It was wonderful.

Thank goemonate
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Shamanka or Burhan as locals call this place is the place of great beauty. The sunsets there are unbelievable, take your best camera with you! The descend to the rock is tricky so wear good non-slip walking shoes and be careful. A wheelchair user won't...More

Thank Sofia D
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful place for photo taking, there is a Lake Baikal Cafe nearby where you can take a drink and enjoy the view. Unfortunately the day we went has shower so we didn't take the best photos and didn't walk up the hill to...More

Thank Amy Y
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This place attracts almost every tourist. The small hill is a good complement to the lake view and the beach is nice as well

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay in Olhon. Burhan was one of the major points. If the weather is right, it is one of the best places in Olhon.

Thank Zaneta K
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Nice rock, especially with sunset. And now I have to add more characters to this text, but what more can you tell about a rock?

Thank Sjakie S
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

this is cold lake, truly cold, but view is nice, water is clean and this is biggest archive of drinking water around the globe. during summer you can swim here, maybe one month. good place to visit for weekend.

Thank Edgar K
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A special place in the middle of nowhere! When we have been here was raining but the feelings were deep. Is necessary to go there!

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to go for a walk and enjoy the sunset. There is a peace unreal especially if you go when it's not high season. If you visit the island you can't miss it.

Thank Davide C
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28 July 2017|
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
take cab bus from local tourist agency and sleep in Guesthouses on Island reserving tours directly there with them..cheaper and easy!
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Ghadir S
20 July 2015|
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Response from aiyi w | Reviewed this property |
We went there with a tour group so probably can't answer your question directly. My impression is that Irkutsk is a nice city, our tour guide for 4 days is a local who told us Irkutsk is a famous college town in east Siberia... More
Ghadir S
20 July 2015|
Response from Lidia8089 |
Добрый день! Можете спокойно посетить остров Ольхон, там живут очень гостеприимные люди. Я думаю вы останетесь очень довольны своим путешествием.
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