Totally awesome photos -
and here's a Google Maps link for the location -
with these comments in the sidebar --
Por-Bajin - stronghold in the Eastern Siberia, built in the VIII
century A.D. on an island of lake Tere-Hole. Some consider this
stronghold to be a temple and call it 'Russian Shaolin'. Others
believe that this construction serves as the northern gates to sacred
place Schambala. Por-Bajin is translated form Tuva language as 'clay
house'. It's mostly built of clay bricks. The monument has complex
structure - inside the regular rectangle of walls there is a whole
labyrinth of buildings, which look like as a buddhistic or induistic
temple. The walls forms the regular rectangle with side sizes 211x158
metres. It's now of big interest of archeologists. In the year 2007
the large summer expedition of archeologists with participation of
many students from the main universities of Russia and support of
government and Emergency Control Ministry will be hold. The latest
remarkable and rather mysterious archeological finding in this area is
the skeleton of europeoid race with height of 1,85 meter.
This has implications for the interpretation of underwater or
underlake or undersea finds...
Would appreciate comments or further research/links on this site by
others on this board.