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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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  • 若不是为了贝加尔湖上的蓝冰,洒家怎么会大冬天冒着严寒来这鬼地方? 南线看气泡,然后从山上俯瞰全湖;北线看蓝冰,任你抱着冰块趴在上面拍照。相比之下我更喜欢北线,一片片水蓝色的冰块层次交错,给人的震撼是难以想象的。 我不知道贝加尔湖的夏天和秋天是什么样子,但我敢肯定冬天的贝加尔湖是值得你为它买一张飞机票的,因为在国内无处可寻相似之处。 
  • Who want inexpensive relax away from dusty roads, advise the guest house "KUDYKINA mountain". The very Large Goloustnoe is considered the second settlement on Lake Baikal after Listvyanka in proximity to the city, only 110 km. Place very open because the mouth of the river Goloustnaja, you can find secluded places without tourists and rest in silence. The base itself is located at the Church for the village, near clusters of major bases, many near the water. But this is situated on the hill above the Church of Mount, 200 meters from the beach where they offer gorgeous views to Lake Baikal and the mountains. Around the green grass behind the mountain with masljatami, fresh air and silence because all the noise mostly on the bottom of Lake Baikal, and have bases here and the child is not scary to leave on the lawn-the main road at the bottom of the pass. Rooms are cheap compared with neighboring bases. For the same money for uncomfortable House, there is a toilet with hot and cold water shower, hygienic and yes even on this floor there is a fridge, cooker, kitchen utensils. If you don't want to Cook yourself, there is a summer Café in the Russian style and much cheaper than others, all very delicious and served quickly, you don't have to wait. On site sauna is hot, and free barbecue grill with skewers. shorter cool, and if to go 5 minutes of Baikal parts. All advise! details on the website baikalrai.ru
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  • I've already Hunt can admire this Lake from an airplane. Well, I was by ship and train in his environment... BREATHTAKING! I must drink its water. My feelings for this particular piece of indescribable nature. I want to back, of course in the winter.
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