It was founded in 1648 and granted town status in 1783. Nizhneudinsk was so named to distinguish it from Verkhneudinsk (now Ulan-Ude).
Across the town you may find:
"Uk" means "arrow" on buryat language, and this word is suitable to this waterfall. it's 18 meters () in height an this place is one of most beautiful on Central Sayan, it's surrounded by basalt and taiga flora.
Very beautiful place, which contains a collection of ancient paintings.