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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. Using our world travel planner, Listvyanka attractions like Lake Baikal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Tremendous amount of time to spend here because of its nature it self great to visit once in a lifetime of happiness and success in your turn to the joy of the Lord be with you and your team work...  more »
  • The lake was still frozen over in March and it was possibly the most phenomenal experience I've ever had. The water is crystal clear and you can see unbelievably deep into the ice that is about 1.5m.....  more »
  • The settlement of Listvyanka by Lake Baikal is the most touristy place I have seen in all Siberia. In itself it is not a great attraction, but it is the most convenient place to stay overnight and to....  more »
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  • I asked a question and got an answer almost immediately.
  • One of a places that every traveller have to visit ať least once in a life.
  • Water was crystal clear but you could tell it looked a little communist. Good for a one time visit I guess.
  • I was there in summer 1984. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. lovely boat ride along both Shores.
  • I went with a friend (local) was an amazing experience during winter. Would love to see it in the summer too!
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