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Lake Baikal - The Pearl of Siberia

Lake Baikal is a rift lake in south-east Siberia. It is the largest lake in the world. The lake has the typical long crescent shape with a surface area of 31,722 square kilometers. It curves for nearly 400 miles through south-eastern Siberia. Lake Baikal contains 20% of the world's total freshwater reserve. It is large enough to supply the world with fresh water for half a century. It is one of the clearest lakes in the world.

Lake Baikal is the world's deepest lake. It is more than 5,000 feet deep at its most profound. The average depth of the lake is 2,442 feet. It is also the oldest lake in the world. Geologists estimate that Lake Baikal formed about 25 million years ago.

Lake Baikal's beauty is exceptional, and so is the beauty of the area surrounding it. Surrounded by mile-high snowcapped mountains, Lake Baikal is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It offers vistas of unmatched natural beauty to the visitors.
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