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Lake Baikal, Siberian District

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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 a unspoiled beauty in East Russia. It’s the oldest and the deepest lake in the world. The Listvyanka city, where we lived, is beautiful with its wooden houses and friendly people. What ...  read more »
  • Well worth the visit to see the stunning lake and learn all about its size birth and ecology. Teaming with wildlife so clean and the deepest lake in the world. In the winter you can drive on the lake 
  • The largest, oldest and most beautiful fresh water lake in the word. Gin-clear water, as blue as the mediterranean, surrounded by vast wilderness, We stayed on Olkhon Island with Maxim Milyutin as our...  read more »
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