The 10 Things to Do Absolutely in Siberia

N ° 10 - Snowmobile through Lake Baikal frozen

Discover this area of Siberia admired as well as winter, and at all speed for stunning sensations!

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# 9 - Make a hole in the ice with the drill (manual!) and fish at least one fish

The lake houses over 1,550 species of animals and no fewer than 52 species of fish from seven different families. The most fished species are the omulum, a trout that meet only in the lake and can reach 50 cm long and weigh up to 5 kg, the sturgeon, which can weigh up to 120 kg, the lavaret, from 6 to 8 kg, the shank, the silk, the carp, the shadow… Even if the most invasive is the golomianka, with pale and transparent pink color resembling glass but leaving marble.

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N ° 8 - Ice skating on Baikal frozen

The whole area of the lake is frozen on 150 to 200 cm deep, imagine this human size rink! Do not be afraid to break the ice, made of very pure water, it is traversed by micro cracks (1 to 5 cm gage on 0.5 to 10 cm deep) every few meters, dazzling the walkers and skaters of its white ribbons very visible on the emerald green marble.

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N ° 7 - Taste smoked omul with a glass of vodka in the middle of Baikal frozen

A true star of Baikal, the villagers love to love two glasses of vodka. Emptied, without rubbing them, they are placed in beads with salt, a few days later when the time comes to taste them, the appearance is a bit surprising but a fine flavor invades the mouth very quickly.

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# 6 - Make a journey in the Hovercraft, local means of locomotion, consisting of a boat placed on an inflatable cushion and sliding onto the frozen surface of Baikal

A trip on the ice of Baikal in hovercraft is an opportunity to admire the picturesque and stunning landscapes of this frozen Siberian lake and to go to Olkhone Island, located in the central part of the lake, the widest (80 km). These lands remain wild and inaccessible by road, even in summer.

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# 5 - Start to conduct sled dogs

An immense natural paradise, rich in flora and fauna, the place is dreamed to learn to run sled dogs. For shamans, it's a sacred sea, the planet's energy center. Moreover, the Turks formerly living there called it the Baj-Koul, which means the rich lake.

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N ° 4 - Circum Baikal in Transsiberian

The Trans-Siberian is the longest railway in the world, started in 1891 and completed in 1916, linking European Russia to the Far East, from Moscow to Vladivostok through Siberia, and measuring nearly 9,288 km. Circum Baikal, historic train, runs along cliffs and offers splendid views of the lake. It is very slow and rustic, but it is one of the most popular trains by tourists.

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# 3 - Visit the village of Old Believers

The history of these Russians dates back to the seventeenth century. In 1654, the Nikon Patriarch, supported by tsar Alexis Romanov, assembled a council to modernize the Orthodox religion by bringing the Russian liturgy closer to Greek usages. For example, the Nikon Patriarch eliminates the sign of cross with two fingers (representing the two natures of Christ) in favor of the sign of cross with three fingers (symbolizing the Trinity). Confirmed by two councils in 1666 and 1667, these reforms culminated in the schism of old believers (Raskol, Russian) and their exile. Recently returned to their lands, they witness part of Russian history, torn apart by centuries.

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# 2 - View the endemic seals of Lake Baikal

The Nerpa is the only freshwater seal in the world and occupies the northern and central parts of the lake. The nerpa is satisfied with the fished fish (including golomianka and sculpin) and consumes one ton per year. To find his food, the nerpa dives up to a depth of 200 m and stays 20 to 25 minutes underwater. A champion of apnea every category!

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# 1 - Admire all wood architecture made up of Siberian houses

In Russia, in eastern Siberia, just a few kilometers away from Baikal Lake, you can admire the city of Irkutsk, the time of a stopover. A particularly rich architectural heritage, which is also worth dubbing the "Paris of Siberia", it will surprise more than one with its many wooden houses, picturesque and romantic, often finely decorated and richly decorated.

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