Zaigraevsky district is located in the south-eastern part of Buryatia. It was established in 1935, its area is 6,602 square kilometers. The center of the district is the village of Zaigraevo. The distance from the village to Ulan-Ude is 65 kilometers.
Zaigraevskaya land has a rich history and numerous historical and cultural monuments. The traditions and culture of peoples that have long inhabited this region have been preserved: the Old Believers and Ukrainians.
On the territory of the district, there is a unique archaeological complex with Stone Age sites, whose age is more than 30 thousand years, as well as traces of the culture of tile graves (bronze age) and remains of settlements and burials of the Huns and early Mongolian culture (10-12 centuries).
The area is notable for two well-known Buddhist datsans – Shulutsky and Atsagatsky. In Atsagatsky datsan there is a museum of Aghvan Dorzhiev – the famous public, the political and religious figure of the Buryat people, the teacher of the Dalai Lama XIV. And his house-museum is in the tract of Khara-Shibir.
Arshan of Atsagat
A natural monument of historical significance. It is located in the Atsagat valley, 3 km. from the area of Khotogor. As early as the nineteenth century, Tibetan lamas came here to collect the most valuable medicinal herbs. Plantations of medicinal plants are located around the healing spring – Arshan. The water of Arshan is crystal clear.
Grot – Cave
It is located on the right side of the valley of the Shabur River. The rock carvings made with red ochre, typical of the Selenga group of petroglyphs of Transbaikalia were found in the cave.
Amazing beautiful place of quaint rocks with untouched peculiar flora and fauna. They were formed during the Baikal folding, about 2 million years ago. The pillars stretched along the top of the Ulan-Burbasy Ridge for 7-10 kilometers. Ulan-Beysa is the highest point of this territory; its height is 1672 meters. This natural monument is located in 70 km from Ulan-Ude.
The oldest regional reserve, located near Ulan-Ude. It occupies the southeastern slopes of the Ulan-Bourgasy ridge and is a mountain-taiga area with many narrow valleys, extending from rounded ridges (with heights of 1500-1600 meters) to its foot in the forest-steppe zone of the Uda River valley. The wildlife of the reserve is diverse and is represented by virtually all types of taiga fauna
The encampment of an ancient hunter for a woolly rhinoceros. There are tile burials of the ancient Mongol tribes, including the Huns. It is notable for traces of ancient epochs – both the Neolithic, and the Bronze Age, and the early Mongolian culture.
“Spiritual place of worship” – this is the name of this area in the annals of Buryatia. At this place, in the sharp climate changing conditions, there was a settlement of hunters for rhinoceroses, wild horses, and deer. Excavations revealed a characteristic picture of the Paleolithic dwelling and sites of an ancient man. The marvelous shape rocks resembling a wolf’s face and the images of people climbing up. There are rock carvings of ancient people