The Island of Olkhon is one of the most sacred places in the whole of Asia, and some think it is a fictional place because a lot of the holy places are hidden and only open to Shamans.
But the island does exist and is situated in the middle of the lake Baikal in eastern Siberia.
The island is spread across an area of 730 km2.
It is known as the holiest place for shamans.
Cape Khoboy is the place for meditation, as the cliffs produce incredible echoes for chants. This feature attracts a lot of shamans for their chants and meditation.
Another famous tourist destination is the ‘three brothers rock’
It has a very interesting story to its name, there once lived three brothers by the lakeside, their father has special supernatural abilities. He agreed to turn them into eagles only asking them to promise they wouldn’t eat dead meat, promising this the three brothers agreed. Their father turned them into eagles, they soared through the skies and flew over the mountain cliffs and lake. Eventually, they got tired and hungry and found a dead animal, despite their promises to their father they eat it.
The furious father turned his 3 sons into 3 rocks that are now known as three brothers rock.