Add to favorite
 
123
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa


Travel to Tyva: Mountains
March 23, 2019 00:34


(Source: https://smorodina.com/objects)

While planning to explore The Republic of Tyva, add mountain routes to your trip: Kezhege  and Khairakan.

Mount Kezhege 

The valley of the Tes River in the Erzinsky district is the main habitat of Tuvans from the Soyan tribe. On the right bank of the river is the sacred ancestral mountain - Kezhege. Shamans consider it their main patron. Literally, "kezhege" is translated as "male pigtail", exactly those worn by men in the last century. According to legend, many centuries ago, the place was cursed by a “black” shaman, and anyone who dares here to kill an animal, a bird, break a twig, or think evil, is threatened with death.


The mountain itself has a unique ring shape, inside which a small stream flows. Inside the ring, there are several stone altars with porcelain figurines and other items of Buddhist worship. In addition, the Kezhege’s unique feature is that it has an entrance. There are several labyrinths in the mountain leading to the caves. Here you can make a wish, write it on a piece of paper and leave it between the rocks. Passing through the labyrinths of the cave, you can climb to the top of Kezhege.


Khairakan


Khairakan - the sacred mountain, which is located 105 km from Kyzyl, on the left bank of the Ulug-Khem. The word, borrowed from the Mongolian language by Tuvans, means "celestial bear" or "sacred mountain."

Old-timers tell the mystic legends about Khairakan. For example, about the place seen by the Dalai Lama in a dream and chosen by him for the altar. It turned out that it was here that the ancient elder was buried, which gave rise to Uryanhay. According to the legend, this place has a special mystical power and ability to heal. The Tuvans come here to talk to Buddha.

This holy mountain was consecrated during his visit to Tuva on September 21, 1992, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV, as evidenced by a small chapel on the highway.

Practical information

The mountain is located in the Ulug-Khemskoy kozhuun of the Republic of Tyva, between the town of Shagonar and the village of Khairakan. GPS coordinates: 51.569837,93.0009533.

 




Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Republic of Tyva Siberia travel to Russia ecotourism  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Adler: Regions Russian North: Kenozersky National Park Event Tours in Russia Kamchatka Wildlife Reserves Karachay-Cherkessia History









Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
Russian tourism  Russian tourist destinations  St. Petersburg  satellite  Platon Lebedev  Brothers Lumiere Center of Photography  Nikolai Kibalchich  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Flea Markets  Exhibitions in Moscow  Pavel Grachev  Zenit St. Petersburg  Cosmodrome Vostochny  Public transport   Bolshoi Theatre  Russian political parties  Russian opera singers  Elista  meteorite   Rosa Khutor  Shopping Malls  Vandalism  Russian technologies  Hermitage  Ivan Sechenov  Russian women  Russian Cinema  Komi Republic  airports  Marina Neyolova   Treasures of East   Russian circus  Mars exploration  Polyus Gold  Dziga Vertov  Regional Cuisines  Russia  Russian science  Old Moscow  Leningrad Region  Moscow  Russian business  Events in Moscow  Russian economy  Gelendzhik  Russian space exploration  Roskomnadzor  Comets  Leonid Fedun  Russian scientists 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites