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Six stories about what to see, where to live and what is on Lake Baikal

We have collected the main information for those who are going to come to Lake Baikal for the first time and for those who, living nearby, want to know it better.

Tourist dead end

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Baikal port is located just a few kilometers from Listvyanka, the main tourist mecca on the shore of the lake, across the strait: from the port of Rogatka that does not have any signs and identification signs opposite the Limnological Museum, a ferry runs, causing clear associations with the time machine. On the other side there are several hundred residents, 2 hotels, announcements of discos for “youth” and unique portals of the legendary Circum-Baikal Railway, on which a real steam engine with a beep and smoke arrives three times a week, making an indelible impression on children and foreigners.


Baikal Astronomical Observatory

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The world's largest solar telescope, the best observation point on South Baikal and 20 billion rubles of annual investment in astronomical research in more than a dozen observatories in the Baikal region.


Authentic food

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Until recently, the most famous dish of Baikal cuisine was omul in various forms: the tender meat of the Baikal endemic leaves few indifferent. After the ban on its catch was introduced, the local public catering quickly oriented and began to offer “peled” to the guests - in quotation marks, because under the guise of this fish they often sell omul, extracted by poachers, especially in small markets. At the same time it turned out that in Baikal there are a lot of different tasty fish: a more expensive whitefish, but not only. The menu now says so - "assorted Baikal fish." And no need to specify which ones.


Comfortable hotels

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In summer, high-level hotels on the shore of Lake Baikal rarely have free rooms - everything is booked in advance, and prices compensate for the fleetingness of the high season. But the off-season is close, in October it will be very beautiful and still interesting, and the hotels will prepare special offers. However, there are hotel complexes in which the cost of a room all year round is more than ten thousand rubles.


Limnological Institute

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In its area, the Limnological Institute, located in Irkutsk, has the largest fleet and the largest number of employees, hospitals in Listvyanka and Big Cats and an aquarium scientific installation, which conduct unique experiments. Institute employees told Life around why they regularly dive to the depths of Lake Baikal, conduct experiments on crossing fish and why the Baikal sponge is an almost Loch Ness monster.


Winter extreme

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Ice on the Small Sea of ​​Baikal rises in late December. “Young” and thin, it is incredibly beautiful - in the winter the bays hit with smooth surface and unique grottoes - and it is just as dangerous. Filmmaker and photographer Nikolai Tarkhanov told Life around how to see this beauty close by traveling on the ice of Lake Baikal on a bicycle. And what needs to be provided to make an extreme trip as safe as possible.

Watch the video: Popular Videos - Sylvain Tesson vesves Alone, 180 Days on Lake Baikal (November 2019).

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