Photo Gallery of wonderful lakes

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The traditional stones of pyramid folded on the shore of lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Naanga

Lake Baikal, etymologically meaning, in Mongolian, “the Nature Lake”, is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22–23% of the world’s fresh surface water. Nicknamed as “Pearl of Siberia”. Lake Baikal is attracting tourists all around the world. According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, 145 thousand foreign tourists visited Irkutsk and Lake Baikal in 2014. There is a tradition of tourists, they folded stones on the shore of Lake Baikal. Pyramid of stones on the shore is a common thing on Lake Baikal shore.

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At the shore of Lake Khuvsgul, Mongolia. Photo by Naanga

Lake Khuvsgul, nicknamed “Younger sister of lake Baikal”,  is drained at the south end by the Egiin Gol, which connects to the Selenge and ultimately into Lake Baikal. Khuvsgul, one of the purest and deepest lake in Central Asia, has a volume of 380 km3 and it is second in Asia and 14th largest in the world. Kuvsgul lake contains 93.6%  of total surface fresh water of Mongolia and 1% of world clean water.

 

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The blue single mountain beyond the horizon is Modon Khui island in Khuvsgul lake. Photo by Naanga

 

There are four islands namely Modon Khui, Khadan Khui, Dalain Khui and Baga Khui. The largest one of them is Dalain Khui Island with a 5.8 sq km area, 70 km from north shore. Photo which below, you can see the Moon Khui island beyond horizons, between the sky and the water. The smallest one of them is Modon Khui with full of trees around  5.8 sq km area, 30 km from north shore.

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Steam fog rises from Hagiin Khar Nuur in the morning. Photo by Naanga

The largest remote lake in the Khentii Mountains of Mongolia, Hagyn Khar Nuur is a beautiful respite after days of horseback riding on our expeditions. This is the largest lake in the Khentii Mountains of Mongolia and drains into the Khongor, then Tuul rivers, which eventually flow into Lake Baikal.

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Ulaan Tsutgalan, water fall in Mongolia. Photo by Naanga

After an intense rain this magnificent seasonal waterfall, also called Orkhon waterfall, is one of the best sights in Orkhan valley, central Mongolia. The waterfall drops from 25 metre height, you can climb down to the bottom of the gorge; it’s 22m deep and dotted with pine trees. Orkhon valley was inscribed by UNESCO in the World Heritage List as representing evolution of nomadic pastoral traditions spanning more than two millennia.

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Sun rising in Selenge river valley in Arkhangai province, Mongolia. Photo by Naanga
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