Description: Island Olkhon - largest of Baykal lake. Length - 71 km, width - to 12 km, area - 730 km ². With the North Western shore of lake forms shallow strait small sea, Olkhonskie gates. Not far from the outer side of Olkhona - deep place of Baykal (1637 meters).
The large part of the island is forbidden…
On the island two large settlements - Khuzhir and Kharantsy. In all on the island of approximately 8 [naselennykh] points. Majorities of them (except the scientific research settlement of atrophy) are located in the western, steppe part of the island. In the myths and the legends they bore Olkhon there is [obitalishche] of the terrible perfumes of Baykal. Here, on the legends, went down from the sky khan -Khoto Babay, sent to the earth by the highest gods. Here lives in the means of white headed eagle- golden eagle its son khan -Khubuu Noyon, who first obtained shaman gift from Tengri. On one of the legends, on the island is located the grave of Gengis Kahn. Olkhiy island is considered as the sacral center of northern shaman peace, and, until now, near island Olkhiy is considered as the sacral center of northern shaman peace, Khuzhiy settlement, until now, near cape Burkhan (Scala of Shamanka this Burkhan - place of worship for perfumes. On the ancient people legends in the cave of the cliff of Shamanki lived the ruler of these places and entire island Of olkhona - Ezhin, or Burkhan. By the same revered [u] they bore by place it will be read a little the highest mountain of izhimiy island, whose height does not reach 1300 m (1274). Somewhere in the foot of this mountain allegedly is riveted by chain immortal bear.