Among all beauties and treasures of Siberia Lake Baikal occupies a special place. The exact origin of Baikal is unknown, but the most widely spread version is that it is a Turk word. "Bai-Kul" means "a rich lake". In 1996 Lake Baikal was included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites. Lake Bakal is 25 million years old. Don't miss the opportunity to travel to Baikal from the Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Center Hotel.