Places in Lake Baikal
South Baikal & the Tunka Valley
The windows of trans-Siberian trains passing between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude frame attractive lake vistas along much of Baikal’s south coast. Few travellers are actually tempted off the train along this stretch but if they are, it’s usually at Slyudyanka, the starting point for the Circumbaikal train rides and a launch pad into the remotely scenic Tunka Valley.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
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