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The Guide to Baikal Lake



We've traveled to Baikal several times and here's our guides to the best popular and hidden destinations on the lake.

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The Guide to Baikal Lake > Features

An introduction to Baikal lake

Baikal is a beautiful lake located in the South-Eastern part of Siberia.

Where to Go: Olkhon Island on Baikal Lake

Olkhon is a beautiful nude land that seems to have emerged from the fresh waters of Baikal.


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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.

How to Get around Baikal Lake

It is quite easy to travel around Baikal.

Travelling to Baikal Lake: How to Get to Baikal

There are two main means of transport to get to Baikal lake: by plane or by train.

Baikal Lake Photogallery

    "3 Brothers" rocks on Olkhon island   A view from our tent, Olkhon island   A Shaman place on Khoboy Cape on Olkhon island               Swimming in a mountain stream in Arshan (200 km from Irkutsk)   A Baikal beach in "7 Bays" area, 300 km from Ulan-Ude   People next to a bus stop, in Arshan.

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Where to Go: Listvyanka Settlement on Baikal Lake

Listvyanka is the most popular place on Baikal lake. Perhaps, every traveler visits it, because it's the easiest way to reach Baikal.


Where to Go: Circum-Baikal Railway

Circum-Baikal railway was built more than a hundred years ago, and is an outstanding landmark to the construction and engineering art.


Where to Go: 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.

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