Buryatia is located in Eastern-Siberian part of Russia. Here is a large part of the deepest lake in the world – Baikal. The Republic is distinguished by a high cultural level, there are several theatres, has its own professional unions of artists, composers and writers. But the only reason tourists go here. First of all, people are interested in traditional culture of peoples of Buryatia: old songs, tales, ritual dances, ceremonies, holidays.
From ancient times until today in Buryatia there is shamanism. About the middle of the 17th century, almost simultaneously there appeared the first Buddhist Lama and Orthodox missionaries. At the foot of the Khamar-Daban ridge, in 40 km from Ulan-Ude is the largest Buddhist temple in Russia – Ivolginsky datsan. This is a working temple, it is open for pilgrims and tourists.
With Buryatia, Kyakhta Sloboda began the Great Tea Road in Russia, which began in China, passing through Mongolia, and ended in Western Europe. About Kahta, its people – the largest millionaires spoke in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Paris and London. This continued until the opening of the Suez canal when it changed completely the route of the tea trade caravans. In addition, on the territory Continue reading
Sol-Iletsk from Kazan. The town Sol-Iletsk, located in 70 km from the city of Orenburg is a large railway junction connecting Russia with Kazakhstan and Central Asian States.
The most interesting attraction of Sol-Iletsk-a group of salt lakes formed on the site of the old salt workings.
Sol-Iletsk Deposit on the basis of fangotherapy is a national treasure of Russia.
The unique lake is located at an altitude of 120 meters above sea level, cover an area of 53 hectares. Mineral (salty) lakes are unique in their composition, temperature and curative action.
The history of the development of therapeutic mud, salt, brine and other natural resources Sol-Iletsk steppe has for centuries. Traditional methods of treatment exist on the lakes for many years. Currently resting here annually more than 500 thousand people.
Lakes are sacred for Muslims and because of its medicinal qualities relate to places of worship. Even nomads healed the wounds healing water and mud. In gratitude for the gift of recovery in the lake they put the spears on scraps of bright fabric with the coins wrapped in them. Treated performed the ritual bathing naked in the lake brine, and in gratitude Continue reading