The Mystique of Olkhon

The Mystique of Olkhon

Olkhon is the only inhabited island in Baikal. Its territory of 730 km2 is covered by steppe and woods. The population of Olkhon is about 1500 people. Tourists mostly come there in autumn and summer. But the toughest ones travel there in winter. They wanna feel the severe Russian climate, enjoy the wild lanscapes of the world deepest lake and to breathe the fresh air in.

These mysterious photos oа Olkhon were taken by Daniel Gasienica one of such travellers.

The Mystique of Olkhon

The Mystique of OlkhonThe Mystique of OlkhonThe Mystique of Olkhon

The Mystique of OlkhonThe Mystique of OlkhonThe Mystique of Olkhon

The Mystique of OlkhonThe Mystique of OlkhonThe Mystique of Olkhon

The Mystique of OlkhonThe Mystique of OlkhonThe Mystique of Olkhon

The Mystique of Olkhon

The Mystique of Olkhon

2 thoughts on “The Mystique of Olkhon”

  1. What a gloomy looking landscape, probably made to look even more sinister with the aid of Gimp or Photoshop. Still, Olkhon looks like a very interesting place. I can’t think of any other island in a fresh water lake that is home to so many people and I’m too lazy now to scan through North America’s great lakes.

    P.S.: It should be 730 km2, not 730 m2. One couldn’t get 1500 people to live in a place the size of a luxurious villa in Florida or in southern France.

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