Bol'shoye Goloustnoye Travel Guide

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Bol'shoye Goloustnoye Things to Do

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    by yumyum Written Mar 2, 2007

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    The other main attraction here beside Lake Baikal is to see and experience a Buryat village which is to date rather unspoilt by mass tourism which simply doesn't exist. Of course it gets more and more popular with locals from Irkutsk which is about 80 km away. Walk along the streets and various paths and up the hill (don't let yourself frighten off by barking dogs) and enjoy looking at traditional wooden houses and the typical Russian window frames.

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    On lake Baikal there is a small port. It's mainly used for fishing boats and vessels of a small size. Since there is also a jetty into the lake it could be possible that there is a (charter) boat from Listvyanka but don't count on it.

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    by yumyum Written Mar 2, 2007

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    This is one of the two main reasons why you come here. You want to see the huge unspoilt Lake Baikal with its clear water and depending on the temperature you may only want to stick your finger in and not more :)) Take a walk along the shore!

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Bol'shoye Goloustnoye Transportation

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    by yumyum Written Mar 2, 2007

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    The drive from Irkutsk takes quite a while and once you leave the outskirts of the city the surface of the road will change to unpaved. But still for an unpaved road the condition of it is rather good. You get to drive through some beautiful landscape partly of a national park. In autumn if the sun is shining the yellow leaves are just gorgeous.

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Bol'shoye Goloustnoye Shopping

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    by yumyum Written Mar 2, 2007

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    This is a typical local village shop. There are actually two or three of them in the village but I visited only this one. No need to bring drink and chocolate bars with you from Irkutsk as you can buy them here if you are desparate. Otherwise the shop sells a small range of basic products.

    Note the uninviting outer door. There are actually two doors because of the very cold winter!

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