Vast as the sea and deep as the ocean trench, the Russia’s lake Baikal is considered for one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. An area larger than Belgium , Lake Baikal contains nearly a quarter of all the world’s stock of fresh water, which is more than all five american lakes together.
Baikal basin is so large that all the rivers in the world will need a year to fill it. More than 300 rivers flow into Lake Baikal, and only one is pouring away from him the Angara river, which flows in the Arctic ocean in the north.
The heart of Siberia
Despite threats by itself brings the construction of pipelines and human activity, Baikal virtually is untouched and protected from the usual pollution primarily due to its isolated location.
Located in the hear of Siberia, about 3,500 miles from the Pacific, and and about 4,000 km from Moscow. This geographic position also points tot he fact that the Baikal its hard to reach.
The road to the lake goes through the Russian city Irkutsk, in which the station of the famous Trans-Siberian Railway is located. In this city there are also direct flight to Moscow and Beijing.
Regardless of the season and the location, the incredible beauty of Baikal attracts numerous artists, photographers and tourists in large numbers throughout the year…
With its unique flora and fauna, and the fascinating local culture, ”sacred Siberian sea” is one of the places that certainly is a must visit.