Nizhniy Baskunchak Travel Guide

  • One of the Bogdo's rocks.
    One of the Bogdo's rocks.
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  • My car in endless steppe (from the top of Bogdo)
    My car in endless steppe (from the top...
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  • Fill yourself a Pinocchio
    Fill yourself a Pinocchio
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    by Pablos_new Written Aug 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Baskunchak is a real salt lake, i.e. there were no any water there - only salt.
    For last 125 years ths is the main Russian salt-fields. Salt is digged by miner leaving long and deep caves in the salt. Those caves filled with rain water making a nice place for extream swiming. Extream - because even small wind can move you like a baloon across the water.

    Fondest memory: Fill yourself a baloon ar a wooden puppet.

    fill yourself a Pinnocchio

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    by Pablos_new Written Aug 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Visited many mud places in the world I've noticed that tourists consider all mud very curative. LOL! Baskunchak is not an exception!

    Wild Russian in its native habitat
    Related to:
    • Desert
    • Eco-Tourism

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    by Pablos_new Written Aug 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Bogdo is a stand-alone mountain in a steppe. Is is only 150 m high, but it is growing every year by 1 mm. Bogdo is very picturesque and colourful as its rocks are of the different minerals of different colours (from deep red to white and yellow).

    Rocks Steppe ... and me a rock of red iron-ore
    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Desert
    • Birdwatching

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