Lake Baikal World Heritage Site In Siberia

Lake Baikal which means Nature Lake is a crack lake in the south of the Russian region of Siberia between the Irkutsk Oblast to the North West and the Buryat republic to the southeast. It is the big fresh water lake in the world containing roughly 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water and at deepest about 1,642 km and from all the lake it is the clearest and to be the world’s oldest lake at 25 million years. In the world it is the 7th largest lake.
It was formed an ancient rift valley having the crescent shape with a surface area of 31,722 km2. For more than 1,700 species of plants and animals it is the home and the two third of which can be found nowhere else in the world and in the year 1996 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. This Lake is located at Siberia which makes up more than 75% of Russia’s total land mass. To the Mongolian border it is closer and it hold a large amount of water approximately 20% of all the liquid fresh water reserves on earth. It is the most beautiful lake is home to more native species than any other lake in the world.

Lake Baikal Russia
This lake has been the subject of serious investigation since the first Russian explorers journeyed to it in the year 1643 and in 1723 the first official scientific expedition began and by using modern technology the explorers has been able to search Baikal’s depth and now recently scientist has discovered more interesting characteristics of this large body of water.
A Nissan Car On  The Freeze Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal Freeze View
It has very remarkable qualities and made it home to some unique animal species such as the biggest flatworm on the earth which length is about 16 inches long and for food it hunts fish. This lake is chilly year round with the surface temperatures ranging from the high 30s to the low 60 and more than five months out of the year this entire lake is frozen and when it’s finally freeze the layer of the ice is so thick that the Trans-Siberian railway  shortly crossed it.

Lake Baikal Fantastic Attraction

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