Obo Burtuy is the sacred place in the Zabaikalsky national Park. Every tourist should stop and worship the Spirits of the area to have a safe road.
Obo Burtuy a special place for the Buryats. It’s a place of worship for the Spirits of the land. The name of the river comes from the Buryat “burti”, which means “muddy”. The river in its lower flows through the marshy Chivyrkui isthmus and gets lost among the swamps.
Traditions of worshiping spirits of the district and natural elements have the roots in shamanism and Buddhism, they are closely intertwined. It is believed that the Burkhans can both punish and give safety on a road, it can present you good weather during the trip and a successful achievement of your goal. You just need to stop and appease, respect the owner of the area.
There are different traditions and rituals passed down from the generation to generation. Someone leaves a coin or some rice, ties a ribbon, splashes milk or vodka on the sides of the world in a special way, reading prayers.
Take a break from the road, drink crystal clear water from the mountain river Burtuy, breathe forest air, clear your mind, and then troubles will leave you!