Lake Baikal Siberia

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
RU
Nearest Area
Baikal
Town
Irkustk
Brief Directions

Along the shores of Lake Baikal

Notes

Along the shores of Lake Baikal

Description

The most popular stop along the Trans-Siberian Railway is at Lake Baikal - one of the world's largest,deepest and cleanest lakes. 600 km long and 80 km wide, It is so huge that it contains 20% of the world's fresh water supply. Sturgeon, salmon and the local speciality, omul, are producst of the lake. ..The train passes by the lake at an unspectacular angle, but most Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian passengers alight at Irkutsk Station and head for the a couple days on the lake. .Hiking, fishing, boat excursions and homestays with Russian and Buryat families are popular pastimes with travelers. .

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Date Added
August 27, 2009
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August 27, 2009