Bodies of Water in Siberian District

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Bodies of Water in Siberian District

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  • Sergey Slastukhin
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    In 2019, my family and I went to Lake Baikal. This is a very unusual lake. It is the deepest lake on the planet. The water there is specularly clean. Very beautiful landscapes. This lake is unusual, when you come to it, you have a big surge of sensations of something unthinkable. Now I will talk about the lake. Baikal is located in the center of Asia, in Russia, on the border of the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Buryatia. The lake stretches from North to South-West for 636 km in the form of a giant Crescent. The width of lake Baikal ranges from 25 to 80 km .... By the area of the water mirror, lake Baikal is the sixth largest lake in the world. 336 permanent rivers and streams flow into lake Baikal, while half of the volume of water entering the lake is brought by Selenga. It flows out of lake Baikal only one river The question of the age of lake Baikal should be considered open. Usually in the literature, a figure of 20-25 million years is given. However, the use of various methods for determining the age gives values from 20-30 million to several tens of thousands of years. But if we assume that the traditional point of view is correct, then Baikal can be considered the oldest lake on Earth. I will remember this place for life.In 2014, my family and I went to Lake Baikal. This is a very unusual lake. It is the deepest lake on the planet. The water there is specularly clean. Very beautiful landscapes. This lake is unusual, when you come to it, you have a big surge of sensations of something unthinkable. Now I will talk about the lake. Baikal is located in the center of Asia, in Russia, on the border of the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Buryatia. The lake stretches from North to South-West for 636 km in the form of a giant Crescent. The width of lake Baikal ranges from 25 to 80 km .... By the area of the water mirror, lake Baikal is the sixth largest lake in the world. 336 permanent rivers and streams flow into lake Baikal, while half of the volume of water entering the lake is brought by Selenga. It flows out of lake Baikal only one river The question of the age of lake Baikal should be considered open. Usually in the literature, a figure of 20-25 million years is given. However, the use of various methods for determining the age gives values from 20-30 million to several tens of thousands of years. But if we assume that the traditional point of view is correct, then Baikal can be considered the oldest lake on Earth. I will remember this place for life.
    Written 16 June 2020
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  • Takarasina
    2,087 contributions
    Actually, "ionesee" means "big water" in Evenki language (Evenks are one of numerous indigenous ethnoses living in Siberia). We first saw it in mid-August in Krasnoyarsk but then we drove five hundred kilometers down to Khakassia (an autonomous republic in Siberia), then another five hundred further down to Tuva (also an autonomous republic, not far from Mongolia) and everywhere Yenisey (this is the correct way to spell it!) was starkly different.
    Calm and comparatively warm in Krasnoyarsk due to water flowing through hot turbines of the Sayno-Shushenskaya dam, Yenisey is rampant by its foot, placid in Khakassia and absolutely tranquil in Tuva's capital Kyzyl where it actually starts.
    Thus, Krasnoyarsk is not at all the place to feel its might. Go to that dam instead. You'll be awestruck and overwhelmed by the river's thrust. Never hesitate to drive these five hundred plus kilometers - it's a once-in-your-lifetime opportunity!
    Strongly recommended!
    Written 8 September 2021
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  • Takarasina
    2,087 contributions
    Thus, you must have guts to go there. First, the road is winding and bumpy, full of potholes. A silver lining though seems to be that they at last seriously started to build a new, modern one. Roaring and puffing road construction machines rape the terrain all the way to the lake so maybe next year there would be something more bearable.
    Artybash village, a "capital" of Teletskoye lake, is even more primitive. I'd even dare claim it looks shocking for western eyes. Basic wooden constructions they call restaurants, hotels, etc. are a far cry from modern tourist facilities so the village must be used as a point of departure/arrival only (I mean boat trips).
    On the other hand, the lake as such is really beautiful. Rent a small motor boat just for yourself for a day, skip bigger ships and you'll enjoy it. Your "captain" will show you all the best places, do what you want, anchor where you'd ask him at (excluding points where it is prohibited by law), will not leave you hungry and will generally make you happy (not sure if he would speak English, however). And yes - board the boat as early as possible to avoid crowds.
    So, go ahead but bear in mind that it is a full day undertaking.
    Written 29 August 2021
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  • pope86
    Novosibirsk, Russia656 contributions
    Definitely worth the visit if you are in the area! If you come in winter make sure you are dressed warm. Be aware there is a ₽50 per person entrance fee and there is little or no reception in the area.
    Written 28 November 2020
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  • MsLox
    Manchester, UK64 contributions
    Really lovely part of the world. For foreigners it's a bit of a pain to get the paperwork done as you need an extra border pass but this part of the Altai Republic is really beautiful.
    Assuming you've got the pass, these lakes are easily accessible - you can get a bus from Gorno Altaisk to za Multa and then book on one of the monster trucks to get down the dirt road which leads there (which is an adventure in itself)
    There are three lakes, each a walk apart. The middle lake is accessed by walking round the lower one (about an hour and a half) and the upper lake is about a three or four hour walk from the middle lake. Most people who do that walk get a speedboat across the first lake to save time.
    There's a camp site around the lower lake, along with wooden huts. It's surprisingly peaceful and really lovely. There's also the opportunity to do other hikes and also do horse riding.
    Written 19 July 2017
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  • Cap Chastain
    Anchorage, AK18,232 contributions
    Allow me to begin by advising you that it is quite a drive to Arshan. Depending on traffic, it is a two hour drive from Slyudyanka.

    For reasons unknown to me, I had assumed it was a relatively short drive from Slyudyanka (our starting point) to Arshan. I had mistakenly gotten that impression from Google Maps which unmistakenly and very clearly (in hindsight) show it is a long drive.

    So IF you have the time, and IF you have the desire to drive to Arshan, you will pass through the Tunkinskaya Valley. In your trip you will leave the Irkutsk Oblast and pass into Buryatia. I have posted photos of this boundary line.

    In 20-20 hindsight, I am happy to have made this trip. But I will not repeat it. Once is enough for yours truly.
    Written 8 April 2019
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  • Takarasina
    2,087 contributions
    I was there in the middle of August together with my friends and relatives. Our hotel was situated right by the Tom' river so it was only logical for us to start exploring the city therefrom.
    Tom' is neither mighty nor broad in the downtown. It's also pretty muddy. Still, it gives a pleasant impression due to its calmness, green banks, reed beds and other natural ornaments which are so rare to find in the center of a modern city.
    Its embankment radiates joy, relaxation and bonhomie, especially in the evening. People strolling at leisure, moms walking with their toddlers, teenagers massaging their skateboards, older people leaning on parapets. Mild music, warm lighting, pets playing with each other, people making selfies and eating ice cream. We loved that great ambience of a city lazing after a working day.
    Strongly recommended! You'll hear Kemerovo's heartbeat.
    Written 2 September 2021
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  • Takarasina
    2,087 contributions
    Those waterfalls are located on the territory of a national park so docking there is prohibited.
    We approached them on board a motor boat in the beginning of August. There were four of us (except for the captain) - me, my buddy, my son-in-law and my fifteen-years-old grandson. We rented that boat for the whole day, the weather was brilliant but the season was high so other boats were swarming around the place like flies over jam. It was both pointless and practically impossible to take pictures or film so we retreated - and didn't feel sorry at all!
    Just an attraction as thousands of others.
    Written 29 August 2021
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  • ejdb1
    Fairfax, VA36 contributions
    We hiked to the dry lake which is a reasonable hike for someone with good fitness. The dry lake is a beautiful meadow in the trees, there had recently been a forest fire so it was a stark contrast to the forest below. We were lucky enough to have snowflakes falling while we were there and it was very magical.
    Written 20 October 2019
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