Irkutsk had always been a part of the global economy, culture, and political life. Standing on the Transsiberian Railroad, Irkutsk had played a small but key role in the development of the Russian Empire. During the Soviet times, Irkutsk became the center of industrial development of East Siberia and the Far East of the USSR. And now Irkutsk is standing out in the global travel market, Lake Baikal and Siberian nature attract people from all over the globe.
The main touristic area in Irkutsk is the city center. International tourists can see there the old buildings of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors can relax in city parks, or try delicious food of Russian and Buryat cuisines.
Irkutsk is located along the bank of the Angara River, in 60 kilometers from the Baikal. Therefore, it is very easy to reach the Lake from the city.
Lake Baikal - is a huge ancient lake in the mountains of Siberia north of the Mongolian border. Baikal is considered the deepest lake in the world.
In 20 km away from the Lake is the special touristic place, village Tal’tsy with its old houses built in the 18th and 19th centuries! This is a real open-air Museum!
We invite you to visit the village of Ust-Orda and get acquainted with the culture of Shamanism –tradition of honoring the spirits of ancestors and nature.