Another place of natural strength is located in Ivolginsk district, 41 kilometers away from Ulan-Ude. 16 mineral springs of differing chemical composition are located here. It is said that the water from these springs is especially strong during Autumn. It’s known that XII Khambo Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov rested, meditated and gathered healing herbs here. All springs are numbered, and the map at the entrance will tell you which diseases can be healed here. Visitors from all over Russia come here to live in the sacred steppe, take healing baths and strengthen for a long time. If you’d like to get some water from the Arshan, then note that you won’t be able to get it into a large canister, so take a cup with you. And when you do get some water, leave a coin, a cookie or some nuts as a special way of thanking local spirits.