Lake Baikal is known as the oldest and the deepest lake in the world with freshwater. It is close to 400 miles long, running through Siberia all the way to Mongolia.

It sits in a spot where the earth is slowly splitting apart, meaning that the area this lake is in will eventually turn into an ocean. Lake Baikal is estimated to have been formed between 20 and 25 million years ago.

Known for its unparalleled beauty, Lake Baikal is a spectacular place to visit for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy peace and quiet. There are a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy, from hot springs and hiking to swimming and train rides.

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Russian Federation 
Category
Natural
Name
Lake Baikal
Selection Criteria (?)
(ix)(vii)(viii)(x)
Year of Registered
1996
Keyword
Lake, Registered in 1996