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The «Turtle» Boulder

Pribaikalsky district, Turka Village
Car
170 km.
2 h. 30 min.
1 d.
Warm season
Cold season
The «Turtle» Boulder

If you travel alongside Northern Baikal, there is a great place to rest between Turka and Gremyachinsk villages. A boulder rises above the water and it resembles a turtle with extended neck.

Guides tell a legend here about a fearless reptile that saved Baikal and its inhabitants from an evil Black shaman. There’s a cozy bay, a beach, clear water and a thick pine forest. There are camping sites, benches, tables and a campfire site on the shore. If you stand on the shore during sunny weather, you can see the Olkhon island located on the other side of Baikal. It’s considered a sacred place; some call it the heart of the lake. So that’s why you need to wish for health and well-being near the “Turtle”.

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If you travel alongside Northern Baikal, there is a great place to rest between Turka and Gremyachinsk villages.