Shara-Nur lake is one of the largest lakes on Olkhon Island, located in the mountains. It is also the only lake with mineralized water which has curative qualities on the island. Because of the minerals dissolved in the water, the body looks red after a swim. The mud from the lake helps cure different diseases, such as arthritis.
From Buryat language “Shara-Nur” is translated as “yellow lake”. (“Shara” means “Yellow”). The altitude of the lake is 750 m above sea level. Probably the name of the lake comes from the yellow flowers - buttercups, which are widely spread on the picturesque shores.
The lake is surrounded by various landscapes, it is possible to watch wild life of animals and birds there. In summer the water gets quite warm.