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Review of Lake Baikal

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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 13, 2012

You should see Lake Baikal before you die. It is as vast as a sea, very quiet. We have seen it in summer and it was 5 degrees cooler than Irkutsk, s you sould be prepared. Our guide said it is good in winter with the dog-sledding and walking on Baikal. It would be best to spend two days at least. Sailing on Baikal, having Omul for meal, and go up with the cable for a panoramic view.

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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Last time I saw frozen Baikal Lake. It Is great picture I haven't seen before. Looks like silver field!) I was leaving in a Hotel which had booked with RussianAid.com

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is a resort area that understands visitors needs

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Absolutely beautiful. Like you get off the bus and just stop. And take in the vast expanse of the lake, the wintery white sun and the snowcapped mountains around you. And just breathe.

It's not a nightlife spot, but it is a beautiful place to spend a few days. Rest in a luxurious B&B (cheaply!), visit an authentic banya, eat fish freshly caught from the lake and shop around in the market.

Out of the way, but hyighly recommended

4  Thank visitmae
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

Get away from the tourist towns and this lake is an beautiful and breathtaking place. Clear water, cliffs and , omul (the local fish) prepared in a huge variety of methods. In the winter it freezes over and you drive across in a taxi. Hike over lakeside hills and see the petroglyphs.

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