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Lake Baikal

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Description: Known as the Pearl of Siberia, this incredibly pure and clear freshwater...
Known as the Pearl of Siberia, this incredibly pure and clear freshwater lake measures one mile in depth, contains more flora and fauna than any other lake in the world, including the only existing fresh water seals, and is surrounded by high mountains, wildflower meadows and rich green forests.
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Beautiful views and lots to do.

Definitely worth a visit if you get anywhere near Siberia. Lots of hiking options, as well as camping. Many resorts along the Lake, although they are still more primitive and less... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you get anywhere near Siberia. Lots of hiking options, as well as camping. Many resorts along the Lake, although they are still more primitive and less commercialized than in other parts of the world.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A gob smacking piece of natural beauty. Well worth a visit - would be easy to spend more than a few days here.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lake Baikal is located in east Russia, Siberia! Its a huge Lake, the main city is Irkutsk which is 6h flight from Moscow, on the south side of the Lake there is the Angara River. The lake is frozen more or less 8months a year, but in summer temperatures can arrive to + 36* degrees. People dont speak english there,... More 

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Did this on the Tsar's Gold Train, which actually uses the now unused rail line around the south of the lake. Wonderful views, even stop for a swim& picnic by the lake. The views are incredible

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

After travelling from Ulaan Baatar to Irkutsk on the Trans-Siberian Railway, with the last couple of hours around the edge of Lake Baikal, I was really looking forward to our overnight trip to Listvyanka, which is right on the lake. Given that Lake Baikal is the largest and deepest lake on the planet, with about 20% of Earth's fresh water,... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Baikal is a very interesting sightseeing. The most interesting place of Baikal is island Olhon, where travellers would enjoy wonderful nature and clean water. May be water in the lake a little bit cold, so if yoy want to swim , it's better to visit the lake in august, when the water warms. Though as for me,I like Baikal in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After many days on the trans-Siberian rr, the excursion around Lake Baikal was lovely. We were fortunate to have good weather and the area is scenic. BUT is it any more scenic than other lakes? Compared with the lakes in Patagonia with their glaciers, or the lakes in the Canadian Rockies, Lake Baikal is certainly less spectacular. But it was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We did a day trip to Lake Baikal/ Listvyanka from Irkutsk. Organised the trip through Baikal Explorer tours. Everything worked as expected. Leonid our driver/ guide for the days was very knowledgeable and a very good driver. Arrived at our hotel at the appointed time, good vehicle, very good English. The tour took us to an ethnographic museum, St Nicholas... More 

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Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Stopping over in Irkutsk on our way from Moscow to UlaanBaatar on the Trans-Siberian Express we arranged a short excursion (2 days) with Leonid Batorov of Baikal Explorer to Olkhon Island. Arranging the trip was straight forward and Leonid collected us from the Hotel Victoria in Irkutsk. After a lengthy but interesting drive 250 km we took the ferry to... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Everybody should see Baikal Lake. I went there in April.. Wonderfull! We walked on the lake, in that time it was frozen..

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