Cape Khoboy on Olkhon Island

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Khoboy is a cape, the northern tip of Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal.

Translated from Buryat, “Khoboy” means “fang” - the rocks sharply breaking into the water resemble fangs. Another name for the cape is Virgo, because if you look at it from the water, the main rock resembles the outline of a female body. According to the Buryat legend, a rock is a petrified young woman who asked the tengri people from the envy of her husband for the same palace as she granted to her husband. Tengri, with the words "As long as evil and envy are on the earth, you will be a stone," turned it into a rock. The place is noteworthy with a many-voiced echo, which is reflected from a monolithic rock.

Cape Khoboy is located near the widest part of Lake Baikal (79.5 km), and in good weather you can see the east coast - the mountainous contour of the Holy Nose Peninsula.