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Irkutsk

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About Irkutsk

Irkutsk is located in the southeast of Eastern Siberia. It is the capital of Russia’s Irkutsk Oblast. The city has a history spanning over 300 years. Irkutsk Oblast is home to over 1500 tourist locations. A popular location is Lake Baikal and Irkutsk is the closest city to it. There are many examples of unique historic architecture in the city. Some outstanding examples are the Church of the Savior, Sobor Bogoyavlensky, Znamensky Monastery, and the city’s various museums.

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Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal has a long and storied history. Because the shape of the lake is like the moon, it is also known as the "Blue Eye of Siberia." Blooming spring flowers, cool summers, the red leaves of fall and the ice and snow of winter mean that there is beautiful scenery to attract visitors to Lake Baikal all seasons of the year. Visitors can take a one-day train trip to Lake Baikal to enjoy the quiet and charming scenery. Lake Baikal's picturesque scenery earned it a spot on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1996.
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Baikal Museum
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Irkutsk Weather

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14 Nov 2019
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Trip Moments

ZIMO   
Located in the heart of Russia, Siberia is the source of cold air. In the winter, the temperature can reach minus 40 °C. Under such a cold, how do people living here survive?

You may be able to find the answer in the Taritz Chalet Village not far from Lake Baikal. This is actually an open-air museum. It was the old building of the Siberian wooden house that was relocated when the Irkutsk reservoir was built. It is a small museum in each chalet.

The chapel in the chalet village is said to have been built in the 17th century. It has been hundreds of years old and has a Siberian character. The fare is only 150 rubles per person and the parking is 50 rubles. It is very cheap.

Chalet - This is the way people living in Siberia are used to resist the long winters here. The most sparsely populated Siberia is the vast expanse of virgin forests, the thick woods that are built in Siberia. The best material - in fact, in today's Siberian towns and villages, it is still the world of wooden houses.

It is snowy outside the window, and the house is warm as spring. Wood is a very thermal insulation material. It is said that the insulation performance is 400 times that of the previous one and 16 times that of concrete. In Siberia, where forest resources are abundant, there is no longer a more suitable building to withstand the cold than the wooden house. The buildings in the

Taritz Chalets were all relocated. The construction of the Irkutsk Reservoir caused the water level to rise, so the locals moved the traditional wooden houses in the submerged areas. Each chalet is an exhibition hall that recreates the life scenes of Russian pioneers and Buryats in the 17th century.

Talitz Chalet Village is not far from Lake Baikal, the world's deepest freshwater lake. Walking along the village road will take you to the Angara River, the only river flowing out of Lake Baikal. Open and calm, the opposite slopes are covered with white snow, and the coniferous forests of Siberia are everywhere.

Villagers living near the village of Taritz Chalets set up their stalls in the open air to sell their own jams and smoked fish Lake Baikal is rich in meaty Omri fish.

The horse-drawn sleigh in the village, an ancient Siberian winter transport that has been going on for centuries.

The result of fighting the nation is actually cultivated from an early age! Siberia, which is frozen in the cold, has a cold outdoor wind, and young parents are happy to play ice slides with cute baby.
Posted: 9 Sep 2019
RV_Diary   
Stroll along the blue ice of Lake Baikal and drive the North and South Lines of Orihong Island! The magical Lake Baikal, a place like a dream! Although the climate here is extremely cold, we have never stopped exploring

the purest color on the earth is blue. There is a unique fourth in addition to the vast blue sky, the vast blue sea and the eye-catching sapphire blue. Blue, called: Mysterious Baikal Blue.

Baikal is located in the Siberian region of Russia. It is the largest freshwater lake on the planet. It has one-fifth of the world's freshwater reserves. This is what the ancient Chinese called the "North Sea". The Suwu sheep is on the south bank of Lake Baikal. .

This area retains the most primitive and pure natural features. From Manzhouli in China, driving your own car on the road to Lake Baikal, along the rolling grassland, birch forest and pine forest, charming The blue lake and the Russian-inspired city and countryside will surely make you feel extraordinary.

After breakfast, set off for the town of Listvyanka, the [Irkutsk] is the second largest city in Russia, East Siberia, built on the beautiful and wide [Angara River] . Rich in natural resources, it has been the largest trading center of China, Mongolia and Russia since ancient times. Admire the life of coastal forests, villas and churches, farmhouses, and indigenous Buryats.

Arrival in the afternoon [Leste Villeka Town] is a famous tourist town on the shores of Lake Baikal. The smoked fish and hand-picked rice are very famous, as well as the performance of freshwater seals. On the way you can visit the small museum of Russian architecture.

After dinner in the evening, find a quiet place on the shores of Lake Baikal, buy a few smoked fish, play a few large bottles of beer, and enjoy a quiet time. Or take a boat and enter Lake Baikal and have a glass of clear water directly from the lake.
Posted: 31 Aug 2019
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