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Baikal Souvenirs: What to Bring from Baikal
August 31, 2018 15:35


(Source: http://mishka.travel/blog/index/node/id/3956-chto-privezti-s-baikala)

The Baikal nature is so inspiring and amazing that tourists want to bring home some pleasant things that would "prolong" the impressions of the trip.  When choosing Baikal souvenirs, pay attention to the following things.

1. Baikal omul

The most traditional edible souvenir from Baikal is  omul. Omul became the real brand of the largest lake in the world. This representative of the genus of whitefish is caught all over Lake Baikal, and it is the main object of the fishery. Now,   omuls have a relatively small size with weight from 0.2 to 1.5 kg.

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You can buy salted, smoked and dried omul. The fish, which was subjected to the procedure of cold and hot smoking, is stored longer.  It can be bought in the markets, in tourist areas,  small shops and supermarkets, and even at the Irkutsk airport.   

2. Sweets from pine nuts

The candy factory "Angara", located in Irkutsk, produces a fine quality of Baikal cedar nuts, as well as cedar nuts  sprinkled with cocoa powder, as well as sets of chocolates "Irkutsk", "Baikal cedar", "Baikal fairy tale", "Angara", "Sobolok" and "Baikal", with Baikal landscapes on boxes. You can buy candies from this factory.

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You can buy them in Irkutsk  city markets, shopping centers "Torgservis" (Zimnyaya street, 1A) and "Ruchey" (Blvd. Ryabikov, 32G), as well as in the factory shops located at   Angarskaya str., 22 and Shishkina str., 9.  

In Ulan-Ude, you should pay attention to delicious sweets of the confectionary factory "Amta". Grillages with Baikal nuts and candied fruits from pineapple and apricot, as well as  boxes with a set of chocolate sweets "Evening Ulan-Ude", "Journey through Baikal" and "Ulan-Ude assortment" are all produced here.


3. Crafts from charoite

Gently purple and bright purple products immediately attract attention. Charoite stone was found in 1948. The only deposit of charoite in the world is located at the junction of the Irkutsk region with the Republic of Sakha. Every year, products made of this stone are becoming more expensive. This is because the mining of a beautiful mineral is stopped, and the master jewelers use "old" reserves.



4. Buryat and Evenki ethnic souvenirs

All that you want - from stylish jewelry to clothes and unusual musical instruments (tambourines and warbans) can be purchased in all the tourist centers of Lake Baikal, Listvyanka, Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude. Quality knives made by Buryat masters are sold in the capital of the republic at the BATA store (101 Borsoeva Street). Many products in it are of real artistic value, as they are encrusted with ornamental stones and rare Siberian wood species.

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Throughout Lake Baikal, handicrafts are sold from local natural materials - birch bark, lime stones, twigs and cones pelted with lake water.  In Irkutsk, ethnic souvenirs are easily found in the specialized store "Baikalstore".




5. Herbal teas

Teas from wild herbs are an excellent souvenir! They will not take up much space in the luggage, but  are useful for health, and at home they will allow you to enjoy the taste and aroma of the Baikal taiga and recall the route you have traversed. The herbal gathering usually includes sea buckthorn, bearberry, raspberry, currant, golden root, Baikal skullcap, thyme and willow-tea. Especially popular among local residents, and guests of Baikal  are herbal teas Saagan Dahl. This healing plant can be found from the south of Lake Baikal on the lands of Buryatia. Its scientific name is the Adams' rhododendron. A small shrub grows on stony slopes, near the upper boundary of the forest zone. Tea from Saagan Dahl is pleasant to taste and is an excellent energy stimulant. In addition, the Buryats   use this plant in folk medicine. 

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Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Baikal Irkutsk Russian souvenirs travel to Russia ecotourism 

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