The Guide to Baikal Lake
The Guide to Baikal Lake > Features
Olkhon Island on Baikal Lake
Olkhon is a beautiful nude land that seems to have emerged from the fresh waters of Baikal.
Buryatia Shore of Baikal Lake: Goryachinsk, Gremyachinsk, Svyatoy Nos
The Buryatian side of Baikal Lake (the Eastern shore) is famous for its sunny bays and sandy beaches.
Arshan - The Start of Sayan Mountains
Arshan is a village about 3 hours by bus (or 2 hours by car) from Baikal lake, and it is a start of Sayan mountains.
Getting around Baikal Lake: Trains, Boats, Ferries, Buses
As you well know Russia is the land of abundance.
Map of Baikal Lake
Instead of using the Google maps of Baikal we decided to draw them ourselves.
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What to Do at Baikal lake: Rafting, Trekking, Sightseeing
Below we made a list of our favorite activities at Baikal lake.
Where to Go: Listvyanka Settlement on Baikal Lake
A small village 1 hour drive from Irkutsk, on the western side of Baikal, Listvyanka is the most comfortable location on the lake.
The People of Baikal
The original inhabitants of this area were Eskimo (who live now on Alaska), in the 9th century Mongols came from the south, mixed with Eskimos and formed the Buryat people (Mongolian language group), who practiced traditional beliefs and Buddhism.
Baikal Lake Habitad: Nature, Flora and Fauna
Baikal lake lies along a tectonic break, that is the reason it is so deep (around 2000 meters (6300 ft), with quite possible 3300 meters (10000 ft) sediment under that).