14-15 SEPTEMBER 2017 Irkutsk

Tourist routes

On Lake Baikal and around it there are many monuments of nature, culture, as well as historical and archaeological sites. Almost all of Baikal's coast is protected areas and national parks. The most famous of them is the Baikal National Park.

The natural wonders of Lake Baikal include the largest on the Baikal peninsula Svyatoy Nos with the adjacent Chivyrkuisky bay, hot springs of the bay of Zmeeva and Tuninsky valley, "singing sands" of the western coast, Bystrinsky waterfalls, Cape Ryty in the Baikal-Lensky reserve.

One of the most visited vacation destinations is the Circum-Baikal Railway, Bay of Peschanaya Bay, Listvyanka Village, Olkhon Island.

The Circum-Baikal Railway is a unique monument of history, architecture, engineering art. Built in the early 20th century, it includes 58 tunnels and galleries, more than 500 bridges and viaducts, 172 architectural monuments. So many engineering structures, as on this narrow gauge railway, are no longer on any stretch of the railway in the whole of Russia.

Peschanaya Bay is 33 km in a straight line to the northeast of the village of Bolshoe Goloustnoye, surrounded by spurs of the Primorsky Range. From the village to the bay there is a section of the Great Baikal Trail.

Listvyanka - a village on the source of the Angara. Here is the only Baikal museum in Russia, which acquaints you with the history of studying this lake, its flora and fauna. Among the sights of the village are the Baikal Astrophysical Laboratory, the wooden St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of the 19th century, the monument to the writer Alexander Vampilov.

Olkhon is the largest of the 26 Baikal islands (its length is 71.7 km, the greatest width is 15 km, the area is 730 sq. Km). The island received its name from the Buryat word "oi" - the forest (oi-khon - lesochek).

Baikal is beautiful at any time, but the most favorable time for rest is from mid-July to mid-August. Come to Baikal and he "will amaze you with the monumentality of style, the beautiful, powerful and eternal that lies in its nature"!

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