Focuses on east Baikal, offering various ice and fishing adventures, a horse-sledge trip, seal watching, rafting in the Barguzin Valley...
Khangalov Museum of Buryat History
The historical museum charges per single-room floor and the best of these is Buddiyskoe Iskustvo (3rd floor), displaying thangkas, ...
Ulan-Ude’s main square is awesomely dominated by the world’s largest Lenin head, which some maintain looks comically cross-eyed. The...
Kofeynya Marco Polo
This cosy coffee house has a touch of Central European character, great desserts, and wi-fi for R150 per 100MB. Main dishes are pricey.
A convenient but pricey supermarket stocking foreign groceries. Get there early for real freshly baked croissants.
Lonely Planet review
Smoky, upbeat basement pub with a very nominal Mexican theme. Entry is from a side alley opposite the less-appealing Dauriya bar.