- Encounters with locals
- Beach / Seaside Resort
- Place or Religious Monument
- Off the beaten track
Despite its 7,000 inhabitants, there is little of interest at Ust-Barguzin except the Banya Museum and St John the Baptist Church. The town is a good base camp for exploring the surrounding Barguzin valley and other places. Nobody speaks English and the tourist infrastructures are not very well developed.
However, I really recommend you go on the Svyatoy Nos (literally holy nose) Peninsula to climb up the mountain, and even camp there if you fancy it, so you can see the magnificent views. I regret I didn't do it!
Finally, if you are intending to do a nature trip down the east shore of Lake Baikal then you have to go through Ust-Barguzin.