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About Baikal

The largest natural reservoir of fresh water – 20% of the world’s reserves.
The planet’s deepest lake – maximum depth 1642 meters.
The oldest lake – age 25 – 30 million years.
The lake is located at an altitude of 455 meters above the sea level.
336 rivers and streams fall into Baikal, only 1 river flows out of the lake
Clear and transparent water – the transparency is up to 40 meters.
Mild climate, 2277 of sunshine a year.
Five landscapes and climatic zones.
More than 1000 endemic representatives of flora and fauna.
UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Attractions

Listvyanka is Siberian village located on southern coast of Baikal Lake, at the source of Angara – the only river flowing from this unique lake. Listvyanka is justly considered as the center of tourism on Baikal. There is harmonious combination of endless mirror-like surface of the great lake, pictorial hills covered by softwood forest, rural […]

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An outdoor museum complex located in the pictorial environment, by the side of Angara River. Unique historical, architectural and ethnographical landmarks dated back to XVII – XX centuries are collected in the museum.

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Get acquainted with inhabitants of Baikal underwater world: Baikal seal (nerpa), omul, umber, sturgeon dwelling in unique aquarium where natural Baikal water taken from over 400 meters depth is used. You will also make virtual immersion in the bathyscaphe to the bottom of Baikal, to its maximum depth – 1637 meters.

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Circum-Baikal Railway has 38 tunnels having total length 9063 meters, 248 bridges and viaducts. With reference to saturation of engineering structures, Circum-Baikal Railway has no peers in Russia and takes one of the leading places in the world.  

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The biggest island of Baikal located in the central part of the lake. Unique nature of the lake has various landscapes and marvelous sceneries: spacious hilly steppes, pine woods and pictorial rocks. There are plenty of archeological landmarks and ancient legends connected with Olkhon Island.

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Sandy Bay is one of the most famous and pictorial locations of Baikal named “Siberian Riviera”. Sandy Bay is located on the territory Pribaikalsky National Park and has status of state landscape natural landmark. Here you can see famous “stilted trees”; water and wind are constantly washing and blowing away soil from under them. Clear […]

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One of the most interesting and attractive in Baikal region. It is pictorial and far bulging coast of Baikal (25 km) Eastern and western shores of the gulf are surrounded by high rocks and form a lot of small bays well protected from winds. Beach are sandy, and in summer water is warming-up well.

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