Russia travel blog | All about Russia in English

Oct/14

16

Let’s fly a helicopter over Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world located in eastern Siberia (on the territory of the Republic of Buryatia and Irkutsk region). It is the largest reservoir of fresh water on our planet.

Because of the large size (more than 23 thousand square km), Baikal is often called the sea. The greatest depth of the lake is 1642 meters. Photos by Stepanov Slava

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

Baikal is a place with unique nature attracting thousands of tourists from Russia and abroad. On the following photos you can see several most popular and scenic places: Olkhon Island, Circum-Baikal Railway, Listvyanka village.

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 2

Olkhon Island is the largest and only inhabited island on Lake Baikal (length – 71 km, width – up to 12 km).

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 3

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 4

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 5

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 6

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 7

The northernmost point of Olkhon – Cape Khoboy

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 8

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 9

Mountain Jima – the highest point of the island (height above the lake – 818 meters).

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 10

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 11

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 12

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 13

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 14

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 15

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 16

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 17

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 18

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 19

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 20

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 21

Scenic Circum-Baikal Railway

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 22

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 23

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 24

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 25

Listvyanka village. It is a tourist gateway of Baikal located about 65 kilometers from Irkutsk.

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 26

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 27

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.

Tags:  ·

<<

>>

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply