Arshan (Russian: Арша́н ahr-SHAHN) is a small hot spring resort located at the foot of the Sayan Mountains in Buryatia. Arshan was hit by flood and mudslide in early July 2014. Although it doesn't seem to affect much town's functionality, the mess it left can be seen anywhere.
Buddhist Temples. There are two temples (constructed in the Buryat-Mongolian style). One is located a 10min walk to the west from north part of the town (from bus station), second is in the south part of town near the main road.
Waterfall - to reach the waterfall, walk around 30 mins north from the town, following a river. Some parts of path may be damaged because of floods. (Depending on weather) there may or may not be someone to collect a 50 RUB fee.
There are few restaurants located on the main street - Traktovaya (Трактовая). Some of them have only a written menu outside, some have only pictures of meals, some have both. In Poznaya (позная) they offer traditional russian and buryat cuisine, with pelmenye, bliny, poozy and plov, price around 100-150 RUB.
Vegetarian meals available at the yoga camp (see 'Sleep' section).
Most houses on Traktovaya Street offer rooms at around 70R — 250R per person.
As soon as you get off a bus, you will be approached by many women offering accomodation. The price begins at 300-400 RUB (as of 2014), but probably you can bargain for less. They mostly offer a stay in small garden houses (a bedroom with a hallway), with electricity but no running water. Drinking water is available at the garden, dry toilets are outside too.
Camp near the Kynryga River. Tents and sleeping bags can be rented at the site and there are free yoga sessions. Vegetarian meals are also available.
During (summer) morning there leave quite a few minibuses bound for both Irkutsk and Ulan-ude. But it seemed that if you've bought a ticket from a ticket office, drivers suddenly lost interest in you...