Discover Lake Baikal, the "Pearl of Siberia"
The oldest, largest, and deepest lake in the world
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The planet's largest and deepest freshwater lake is also its oldest. In fact, Lake Baikal is unique. Its sapphire blue waters are considered among the clearest found anywhere, and the destination's scenic beauty, rich biodiversity, and indigenous Buryat culture make this magnificent natural wonder truly deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage status.
Browse this gallery and find out more about the lake they call the "Pearl of Siberia."