You can walk along the water surface of Lake Baikal right at the train station in the Irkutsk region

You can walk along the water surface of Lake Baikal right at the train station in the Irkutsk region

The exposition dedicated to Lake Baikal, its tectonics and geology, flora and fauna has been updated at the Slyudyanka railway station in the Irkutsk region. Now the study of the unique lake has become interactive. This is reported in the Telegram channel of Russian Railways.

"Monitors on the floor show the transparent surface of Lake Baikal at different times of the year. Special sensors "animate" images by reacting to the movement of visitors. Another outdoor display shows images from cameras installed at a depth of 5, 30 or 200 meters," the message says.

In addition, the screen on the ceiling of the station broadcasts the Baikal starry sky - sometimes meteor showers replace the heavenly bodies on it.

Baikal is the deepest lake on the planet and one of the oldest - it is about 25 million years old. Baikal is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds about 20% of the world's freshwater reserves.
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