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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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  • From Irkutsk, we visited Listvyanka and lake Baikal on 23th October. It was a worthwhile excursion including the open air "Taltsy" museum of wood architecture and the limnological museum. The lake was...  more »
  • In brief, our journey began with a Buryat side. UST-Barguzin and hike to Glinka (base of the Holy nose) next ascent to the highest point n \ Island trail testing and already the next day on the boat threw on Olkhon, there 4 days lived in the tent camp, local attractions and examined further through Irkutsk zabrosilis' at Arshan there photographs on waterfalls, Datsan, the sources and the ascent to the peak of love. After remaining time visiting svjatogoj the Buryat lands reserve Shumak, famous due to the abundance of mineral springs and radon and mud baths. In General a month vacation passed on Hurrah, except not very enjoyable stopover in Irkutsk hostel DomMoj in vdavatsja details will not, but if you stop there, keep an eye out for everybody in both eyes and leaving even the toilet, all the valuable things carry (recommendation management hostel Olga). All cheerful and positive travel and adventure. Prior to connection, ...)))
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  • Visited there on October 2016 by Baikal explorer and stayed on Olga Fisherman's guesthouse. I took Jeep tour to the north of the island.Such a scenic place.I feel the nature is all around me.Refreshin...  more »