The ancestors of the modern Buryats are Mongols who made their home near Lake Baikal long before Genghis Khan swept through Asia during the early thirteenth century and have remained in the area until modern times. Sharing land, as well as cultural traditions, political structure and certain norms of interrelation with other nations of Lake Baikal region, the Buryat People developed their original culture in which centuries-old traditions interweave with influences of recent ages, and managed to preserve it despite all troubles that the nation came through during its history. After 1990 there was a rapid revival of Buryat shamanism, and the number of shamans increases to this day. Buddhism also revived, and new temples have been built in most major Buryat towns. The teaching of the Buryat language has been re-instituted in schools and writing of poetry, literature, and history about Buryatia in both Buryat and Russian flourish without ideological controls. Today there are about 250,000 Buryats living in the Republic of Buryatia out of 520,000 of all Buryats in the world.

BuryatIntour invites you to experience history and culture of this ancient people, taste their cuisine and see a fascinating folklore performance.