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Siberia is an ancient land full of enigmatic places and mystery. The blue eye of Siberia is lake Baikal. It is the oldest lake in the world, the most isolated. Lake Baikal is an intact ecosystem, pristine, and uncontaminated by other systems. It is a window of evolution, an opportunity to know more about the past, our past and a future development of our planet. Crystal clear air and majestic beauty makes Baikal a place to treasure, but what makes it unique is the quality of the water itself - said to be the purest in the world.

Baikal is the deepest lake in the world - its maximum depth is 1637 m, i.e., slightly more than one mile. It contains very pure water that one can drink directly from the lake. It is the home of a large number, more than 1200, of endemic species. The most famous of which is the Baikal freshwater seal, called nerpa (also here). More than 330 rivers are flowing into Baikal, and only a single one, Angara, is flowing out of the Lake.

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  • Last visit to Lake Baikal: Apr 2001
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