Chinese on Baikal - threat or salvation

Where to relax on the northern coast of Lake Baikal

November 26, 2019 20 comments about 7 minutes to read

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Nikolay Semenyuk traveled through 27 cities of Russia.

History and traditions of the people living in the Irkutsk region.

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The topic of Chinese tourists has been one of the most discussed among Irkutsk residents for many years. However, over time, the story does not lose its sharpness. Participants in the tourism market again gathered at a thematic round table to discuss whether the region needs to be protected from the Chinese.

For the first nine months of this year, the Irkutsk region was visited by 326 thousand foreigners, most of whom are tourists from China. Anastasia Zinyuk, deputy head of the department for analysis and forecasting of hotel and tourist activities of the regional tourism agency, reported these figures at a meeting of the "Expert Club".

Every year there are more Asian tourists, this trend was noted in September by representatives of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to IRK Reader Poll. u, 68.7% of 1,148 who voted negatively refer to the growth in the number of guests from the Middle Kingdom in the Irkutsk region.

Dmitry Loskutov

The border guards also note an increase in the number of Chinese. The head of the Baikal checkpoint Dmitry Loskutov told IRK. u that under an agreement with China, tourist groups from 5 to 50 people travel to Russia within the framework of a visa-free regime. On the territory of the Russian Federation, they can stay for up to 15 days.

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July 25, 2014 11 comments about 10 minutes to read

Drive to the Barguzin Valley.

Nikolay Semenyuk traveled through 27 cities of Russia.

History and traditions of the people living in the Irkutsk region.

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Baikal attracts tourists from all over the world, but locals also like to relax on the shores of the lake in July and August. As a rule, Irkutsk residents choose the Maloye More Strait and Olkhon Island for this. However, more than 2,000 kilometers of the coastline there are other interesting places for recreation, including in the north of Lake Baikal.

You can get from Irkutsk to Nizhneangarsk and Severobaikalsk by water transport. From June 20 to August 29, the flight departs from Irkutsk on Tuesdays and Fridays at 08:30 (from July 1 to August 13 - only on Tuesdays). From Nizhneangarsk from June 22 to August 31, the flight departs at 07:40 on Wednesdays and Saturdays (from July 1 to August 13 - only on Wednesdays). The cost of a one-way ticket is 4,600 rubles, the travel time is about 12 hours. You can also get there by rail by train 71 "Ulan-Ude - Severobaikalsk": departure from Irkutsk at 18:53 on odd days, arrival at 05:13, travel time - 34 hours. Return - also on odd days, departure from Severobaikalsk at 17:05, arrival in Irkutsk every other day at 01:26. You can also go by train 87 "Irkutsk-Ust-Ilimsk" (trailer car) on even days, departure from Irkutsk at 13:38, arrival in Severobaikalsk at 05:13, travel time - about 39 hours. Return train 347 "Severobaikalsk-Krasnoyarsk", departure at 17:05, arrival at 06:56, travel time - 37 hours. The cost of a ticket to a reserved seat carriage is 2 793 rubles, in a compartment - 5 235 rubles.

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The coast of the northern part of Lake Baikal is sandy shallow beaches, so the water can warm up to 24 degrees. In the North-Baikal region of Buryatia there are about 19 mineral springs with different water compositions. The hottest of them - Kotelnikovsky - is located in close proximity to the lake, the water temperature in it reaches 81 degrees. There are two swimming pools here: an outdoor one and an indoor one. Fluoride-bicarbonate sodium water with mineralization. It is not recommended to drink, but it is suitable for taking a bath. There is a camp site on the cape. There are no roads here, in summer you can get there by water, and in late winter and early spring - on the ice of Lake Baikal. You can also get there by helicopter.

Another source is Goudzhekit (Solar). It is located 25 kilometers from Severobaikalsk, minibuses run there every day. The water temperature in the outdoor pool is about 45 degrees and it is also drinkable. In the area of ​​the spring there are several recreation centers with comfortable rooms and a large swimming pool. In addition, there is a ski slope and a lift. (Based on materials from "Baikal. Popular Guide", publishing group "Visa")

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