Transfiguration monastery of Posolsk is unique in that it’s under the patronage of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Why is that? The monastery traces its roots back to 1861. And it was built at the place of death and burial of the Russian ambassadors to Mongolia who were led by the czar’s ambassador Yerofey Zabolotsky. It is also the only temple on the shores of mighty Baikal. It’s quiet and solemn here. The residents of Ulan-Ude and local villages along with visitors specifically come to the monastery during the Baptism of Jesus days to baptize themselves in the waters of Baikal.
The entry is free for everyone, you can visit it by yourself or book an excursion right in the temple. You can also ask about the dinner. Church shop is located in the lower aisle of the main temple: you can purchase icons, candles, children’s books, history literature, bottles of Holy water, crosses, souvenirs and a lot more here.