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Lake Baikal, Siberian District
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Surrounded by tall mountains and home to more plant life and animals than any other lake in the world, it's not hard to see why Lake Baikal has earned a title as a World Heritage Site. Formed as an ancient rift valley, the lake is considered the oldest in the world, at 25 million years old. The planet's largest freshwater lake contains about 20 percent of the world's unfrozen fresh water, as well as over 1,700 species of plants and animals. Visit the crystal clear lake for a chance to see some rare species--two-thirds of these plants and animals are found nowhere else in the world. While at 1,642 m (5,387 ft), the lake is deep, it is also one of the clearest. Take a boat tour to learn more about the lake's history. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Listvyanka holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Baikal and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Lake Baikal is striking in its power and magnitude. This is the deepest and oldest Lake of the planet. his Reserves of water would be enough for 40 years for all the inhabitants of the Earth.
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  • It's the biggest lake in the world. And it's one of the gorgeous. I've been there in winter. And it was freeky cold but stunning! Did you ever see a blue ice on the lake? A really blue. Definately - m...  more »
  • What you say here, Baikal it is Baikal. Very nice, this sea. The air is clean, tasty fish, nuts are useful.
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