Not only known for the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Baikal is also known as the heart of the Far East, a gorgeous paradise resort and a wonderful natural world. The lake, called “The Pearl of Siberia”, drew investors from the tourist industry as energy revenues sparked an economic boom.
Lake Baikal, just north of the Mongolian border in Russia, is a geological phenomenon. At 1,642 meters (5,390 ft) Lake Baikal is said to be the deepest and the clearest lakes in the world. At over 25 - 30 million years old, Baikal is also one of the most ancient lakes in geological history. More interestingly, Baikal is home to more than 1,700 species of plants and animals, two thirds of which can be found nowhere else in the world and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. It also home to the Buryat people who follow the Tibetan Buddhist religion and reside on the eastern side of the lake rearing goat, camel, cattle and sheep. The Sea Baikal has 27 small islands: Ushkani island with rugged mountains is suitable for those who like mountain climbing; Cape Spirit Peninsula with Zmeiny hot spring. However, you do not miss Olkhon Island, the largest island of Lake Baikal with a 71km long, 12km wide, in the heart of the lake. If Lake Baikal is the heart of the Far East, the Russian Olkhon is considered as the beat of the heart.
Shaman's Magic Rock on Olkhon Island
The scene of Cape Spirit, the largest peninsula around Lake Baikal
Hiking together and exploring the pristine islands on The Pearl of Siberia
More than 1,700 species of plants and animals in Lake Baikal
If you really need moments of quiet rest, an airy and fresh atmosphere, the Lake Baikal is the best destination. Here, tourists can choose to rent a lovely room looking over the lake, or more interestingly, along with friends, camp on the lake.
The perfect paradise resort provides you a lovely room looking over the lake
In addition to the rest, the water sport activities or fishing will get you more active and energetic
The Lake Baikal is taken from satellites
The scene of Lake Baikal in the spring…
…in the summer
…in the fall
The frozen lake during the winter
Lake Baikal: Gorgeous Paradise Resort in Pictures