About the resort — Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal-the pearl of Eastern Siberia. Lake Baikal is located in Central Asia, in Russia, on the border of Irkutsk oblast and Buryat Republic. The largest and deepest lake in the world surrounded on all sides by mountain ranges and hills. You have a great opportunity to spend unforgettable days on the shores of this amazing and definitely the most beautiful freshwater lake.
One of the greatest lakes in the world – Baikal – located close to the centre of the Asian continent, in the South of Eastern Siberia, on the border of Irkutsk region and Buryatia. Baikal occupies a tectonic depression surrounded by mountain ranges, dissected intermountain valleys. There is another large body of water is so remote from the ocean. The length of the lake is 636 km, width up to 80 km, the area of 31.5 m2. The greatest depth of the lake – 1637 m (medium – 730 m), the volume of water – 2300 km3. Height above sea level – 455 m length of coastline – 2000 km.
On the territory of Baikal the island is 22. The largest and most interesting of them – Olkhon island. On the shores of lake Baikal in winter one can ice grottoes and spray.The temperature of the surface layers of water in lake Baikal in the summer of +8°. +9°C, and in some bays +15°C. the Temperature of deep layers +3°. +3,5°C. the Water in the lake is so transparent that individual stones and various objects are visible at a depth of 40 m.
According to the Limnological Institute at lake Baikal found 2630 types and varieties of plants and animals, 2/3 of which live only in this reservoir. This abundance of living organisms due to high oxygen content in the whole thickness of the Baikal water. Baikal found 236 species of birds, 29 of them waterfowl. It is home to the Nerpa (seal), a herd of about 70 thousand heads.
Woody and herbaceous vegetation clothes the banks of lake Baikal and animates the surrounding mountains, making them elegant and picturesque. In autumn, when the vegetation takes on a different color, the shores of lake Baikal is especially beautiful. Baikal is often quiet weather, but from the valleys towards the lake strong winds blow. The most famous of them Barguzin, gentle breeze wind blowing from the Barguzin valley in a South-westerly direction across lake Baikal, and Sarma, gentle breeze wind blowing from the valley.
The Baikal is distinguished by the number of hours of sunshine. For example, in settlement Big Goloustnoe it comes to 2524 and is a record for Russia. Days without sun in the same paragraph, is only 37, and on Olkhon island – 48. Water mass of Baikal influences the climate of coastal areas. Winter here is milder, summers are cooler. The arrival of spring on lake Baikal is delayed by 10-15 days, autumn is long-lasting.
Arshan — a balneological and mountain-climatic resort on the territory of Russia, in the Buryat Republic, Eastern Sayan. Located at the foot of the Tunka bald mountains at an altitude of 900 m, 120 km North-West of the railway station Kultuk, 130 kms from Zh.-D. the station Slyudyanka.In Arshan go for a vacation, to take mineral baths and drink from arshansky source. Mineral water of the resort have a wide range of temperatures: from cold (11 to 13 °C) to hot (45 °C). Arshanski mineral waters have a complex composition and rich in trace elements, physico-chemical properties are analogous to Kislovodsk Narzan, but significantly superior to its mineralization. Water is used for medicinal purposes for drinking, bath and shower, indicated for the treatment of: diseases of the digestive system and the circulatory system, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology. Near the village there is a powerful waterfall with a height of 5-6 m, over which a bridge is easy to take the short tour.
If you ask any of Irkutsk “Where is the main attraction of Irkutsk?”. The answer is simple – Listvyanka. Where first they take all the celebrities and guests of Irkutsk? Again, this is Listvyanka. Listvyanka-urban-type settlement in Irkutsk district of the Irkutsk region of Russia.The population — 1.7 thousand inhabitants (2009). The village stretches along the lake Baikal-5 km So happened that Listvyanka has become a place where every day come and the tourists who have never seen lake Baikal, and Irkutsk residents, which are chosen here to relax from daily problems and recharge your energy sacred userlisting – a village that stretched along the shore of the lake is 5 km away. the village Itself is located only 70 km from the capital of Eastern Siberia-Irkutsk, which is why many tourists begin their vacation with Listvyanka. To ensure a comfortable stay to the tourists, in Listvyanka there is a variety of hotels and restaurants.
The small Sea – shallow, well-warmed Strait between the ancient island of Olkhon and the West coast of lake Baikal.
The swimming season here ends later than usual, and the number of Sunny days (thanks to the special movement of air masses) is much higher than in other places of Baikal. Here is good at any time of the year: winter and especially spring – a Paradise for lovers of ice fishing. In July-August the crystal clear water of the Bay warms up to 23 degrees. Velvet season – is peace and quiet, the water still warm enough for swimming and a large number of mushrooms and berries. Warm bays and coves, ancient cliffs and sandy beaches, as well as the unique vegetation of the Tazheran steppes create the atmosphere of detachment from the civilization and leave an indelible impression for life!
Olkhon is the most famous among the three dozen Islands of Baikal, surrounded by many ancient myths and legends, the center of shamanism on the Baikal. Olkhon stands out – the size, variety of landscapes, the grandeur of monuments. On the island it is possible to see steppe landscapes and deciduous forest with areas of relict spruce forest, picturesque rocks on the shore of marble, thickly covered with red lichen, is a true Paradise for photographers and wildlife lovers.