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Baikal Lake

THE GREAT "BLUE EYE" OF SIBEBaikal LakeRIA

10 reasons to IN'JOY Baikal Lake: 

1. THE WORLD's GREATEST LAKE: Baikal is one of the most beautiful and largest lakes in the world. The length of the lake is more than 600 km, the width is approx. from 20 km till 80 km. The square of water surface around 32 000 km2, this is almost equal to arias of the Netherlands, Belgium or Denmark.

2. THE WORLD's OLDEST AND DEEPEST LAKE: 30 million years old and with deepest depth of 1 642 metres, average depth of 744,4 metres.

3. 1/5 STORAGE OF THE WORLD's FRESH WATER: located in the south of the Russian region of Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast, it is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world, containing more than a quarter of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water.

4. THE TRANS-SIBERAIN RAILWAY: the longest railway in the world - more than 9000 km from Moscow to Vladivostok, crossing Russia through West to East. The road is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. There are branch lines to China through Mongolia and Manchuria.

5. BAIKAL's UNIQUE ECOSYSTEM: Baikal is home for more than 1700 species of plants and animals (including famous Baikal seals - nerpas), two thirds of which can be found nowhere else in the world and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

6. SIBERIAN ADVENTURE: Baikal nature offers unlimited possibilities for adventure: off-road rallies through Siberian backwoods and Olkhon island, wild nature camping, hot Siberian bania, fishing, kayak cruises, rafting, winter expeditions on the ice of the lake and many more.  

7. UNFORGETTABLE CRUISES ON THE LAKE: boat tours, far out to the remote territories where it is impossible to travel by land. Baikal Boat tours - the opportunity to observe seals, see islands and wild shores.

8. BAIKAL DIVING: from daily intro dives to several days diving cruises. The incredible transparency of Baikal waters and samples the best of Lake Baikal's underwater topography.

9. "BAIKAL VILLAGE": acquaintance with Buriat (native locals) traditions, folklore culture and cuisine with possibility of participating in old SHAMAN ceremony.

10. ECOTOURISM: the unique ecosystem of Baikal Lake with its national parks and nature resorts creates numerous opportunities for ecotourism: camping, hiking, bicycle, horse riding, and mountaineering.

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