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Museum and sights

Museum

The Museum of the Limnological Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences is located in the close neighborhood. The institute studies the unique lake and its inhabitants. In this museum you can get acquainted with the Baikal seal and other representatives of the flora and fauna of Baikal.

The Baikal Astrophysical Observatory

The Baikal Astrophysical Observatory (BAO) was founded in 1980 on the outskirts of the village of Listvyanka on the southern shore of Lake Baikal, 70 km from Irkutsk, Russia. It is a solar observatory of the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A unique microastroclimate is observed in the place of construction: the presence of a local anticyclone and small ascending air flows due to the cold surface of the Baikal Lake.

The seal aquarium

The seal is a peculiar symbol of Baikal, because it is the most beautiful inhabitant of the local territories. In the Baikal region there are three aquariums, the largest of which is located in the village of Listvyanka. This is a unique attraction: the seals are forbidden to be taken away from their habitats; in addition,it is very difficult to see these animals in the natural environment - they are timid and secretive. And visitors have the opportunity not only to see closly the funny Baikal seals, but also to see the world first and unique show with the participation of trained seals.

The Shaman-stone

The Shaman-stone is a reserved rock at Lake Baikal at the source of the Angara River. Monument of nature of the Pribaikalsky National Park. It is located between the Cape Ustiansky and Slingshot, in the middle of the river, about 500 meters from both banks. Since antiquity, the Shaman-stone endowed with unusual power. According to the beliefs of the Buryats - inhabitants of Priangarie, the Shaman-stone was the habitat of the owner of the river Angara - Ama Sagan Noyon. Here they prayed and conducted important shaman rites.