Shaman Rocks, Island of Olkhon, Lake Baikal, Russia.

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Shaman Rocks

Olkhon Island

The unmistakable Shaman Rocks are neither huge nor spectacular, but they have become the archetypal Baikal vista found on postcards and travel-guide covers. A long strip of sandy beach lines the Maloe More (Little Sea) east of the rocks.

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Nearby Olkhon Island attractions

1. Museum

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Khuzhir’s small museum displays a random mix of stuffed animals, Soviet-era junk, local art and the personal possessions of its founder, Nikolai Revyakin,…