Religious objects play an important role in the vital activity of the indigenous peoples of the North, as they accumulate information about the history, traditional culture and the use of local communities. Currently, many of them are gradually fading away or in an unsatisfactory state. Sacred places are getting more and more popular with tourists, which turns them into touristic destinations. That is why the article raises the pressing challenge of including the sacred places of the Northern indigenous peoples into tourist routes.
The article examines the experience of the regions ofSouthern Siberiain organizing tourism near religious sites.
As a result of the research, the author comes to the conclusion that the development of tourism in places of power of the indigenous peoples of the North has both positive and negative aspects. The paper gives a number of practical recommendations that would prevent negative consequences of the use of religious objects in tourism. In the conclusion of the article it is said that, with proper organization, tourism can be one of the most effective tools for maintaining and developing the sacred sites in the Altai-Sayan region.
sacred places, places of worship, places of power, indigenous peoples, tourism, sacral tourism, the Altai-Sayan region