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Lake Baikal, Listvyanka

World heritage site · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • In 2019, my family and I went to Lake Baikal. This is a very unusual lake. It is the deepest lake on the planet. The water there is specularly clean. Very beautiful landscapes. This lake is unusual...  more »
  • Hello, dear friends and readers of my review! In this review, I want to tell you about my trip to lake Baikal and the city of Irkutsk in the summer of last year. In General, as in any other trips, I.....  more »
  • Hi I've never been but I've heard its brill. My friend said it was absolutely amazing. According to him If you go from Ulan Ude and on the Trans Siberian Train it is amazing I really want to go  more »
  • 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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