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Ivolginsky district

The area is located on the left Bank of the Selenga, has a common border with the city limits of Ulan-Ude, bordered Cabanski, Baikal, Tarbagatai and Zaigraevsky districts
Ivolginsky district was formed in 1939, is located on the left Bank of the Selenga, takes almost Central position in Buryatia. The population 38239 people, ethnic composition: 58% Russian, 40% drilled and 2% other nationalities. Regional center C. Ivolginsk, lives 7140 pers., is 29 km from Ulan-Ude. The area is located on the left Bank of the Selenga, has a common border with the city limits of Ulan-Ude, bordered Cabanski, Baikal, Zaigraevsky and Tarbagatai districts. Through the district are highways, Irkutsk–Ulan-Ude, Ulan-Ude–Kyakhta–Ulan Bator, railway branch, Ulan-Ude–Naushki–Ulan-Bator.On the border with the district of airport "Baikal" in Ulan-Ude.The area is characterized by variety-eating landscape.
Ivolga valley is a picturesque valley of the rivers Oriole, Orongoy, Gilbere and Selenga taiga forest, mountain steppe and valleys. The climate of the valley, as in all Western Transbaikalia, sharply continental and dry, with cold winters and hot summers. Ivolginsky district is rich in archaeological monuments and monuments of nature. Identified sites of ancient people of the Paleolithic and Neolithic, tile burial grounds, an outstanding monument of Hun settlement, Dating back more than 2,000 years.
On the territory of the Ivolginsky district is the center of Russian Buddhism Ivolginsky datsan, the residence of the head of Buddhists of Russia Pandito Khambo Lama. Here operates a Buddhist University, contains many priceless relics, chief among them – and nonageing Precious body of Pandito Khambo Lama XII Dashi-Dorzho Itigelov. Every year the temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims and tourists from different countries.


To Hlucinska Arshan is a road from the village of Ivolginsk, distance to source about 20 km. Road space-mi very bad qualityof assets. The water is cold, with an admixture of radon. Source very popular among the local population. Its water is used for the treatment of diseases of the joints. Ivolginsky sacred hill Bayan-Tugud (Bur. Rich peacock) in the distance like a figure sitting bird. Located near the village of Ivolga. In the cave of the hill found the pictures of the bronze age. In ancient times the cave had 14 inputs and used for housing.
On the top of the hill established Buddhist stupa. In the 50-60-ies of the last century, there were filming the movie "Song of the herdsman" and the "Golden house". Memorial place "Parking hut" is situated on a high, rocky Bank of the Selenga river before the bridge over the river. Place since ancient times is the sacred, at the foot of the mountain to the highway construction was preserved petroglyphs of deer, carrying on their horns the sun. The complex consists of deer stone, a stone with ancient symbols and the inscription, pillars, hitching post and a gazebo hut. According to legend, in this place, Geser tied his heavenly horses and rested before a long journey.
From the mountain offers a panoramic view of the valley of the Selenga and the city of Ulan-Ude. On the cliff there is a sculptural composition of two deer.