Lake Baikal Photos (2006-2012)
Swimming isn`t the typical reason tourists come to Lake Baikal, but it`s possible.
People living at Baikal go for ice swimming by tradition, but in summer (Siberian anecdote about summer later :-)),
when the water temperature can go up to 20° C, swimming in Baikal Lake can be a joy.
Summer Aecdote of siberians: "What did you do last summer?"
"That day I had to work..."
:-), No in fact there is summer from middle of june till end of July, which can even be terribly hot
(36° C and even more in Ulan Ude, the capital of Burjation Republic, where Lake Baikal is situated).
In the Nortwest of Lake Baikal, where these beach-photos were made, there is a large area with shallow water. Locals go there for grill and swim
and we also enjoyed our stay there with our family.
The long sandy beach is near Nizhneangarsk, a small town with a domestic airport, which can be reached from Irkutsk by plane,
or the BAM railway, which is connected with Trans Siberian Railways.
Here you will find many more Lake Baikal pictures