Listvyanka village. This place is the ideal starting point for a journey to Lake Baikal. First of all, there is Angara river spring next to the village (the only river flowing out of Lake Baikal!) with a beautiful Shaman stone rising above the water. Also, there is one and only Lake Baikal Museum in Listvyanka, where visitors can find out more about the development history of these wild places and get acquainted with unique flora and fauna of Lake Baikal. Also, there is a beautiful botanic garden in the village facing the lake, and in sealarium you can enjoy a performance of trained Baikal seals. These animals are very sociable and intelligent, and they want to show it. Near Listvyanka there is a cable way which provides an access to a viewing point on the Chersky Stone Mountain (755 meters). There you can enjoy a view of the southern shore. Also, there is the most popular ecological trail in Baikal from Listvyanka to Bolshie Koti village along the western shore of the lake (about 25 km). It is not the safest trail as it passes through steep cliffs, but the landscapes are certainly breathtaking. Listvyanka is also a good point for those who are planning to have a nice stroll around the lake by water: there is a station of the Ivan Babushkin cruise ship, and also a ferry to Baikal Port – one of the Circum-Baikal Railway stations. There are many hotels, guest houses and holiday camps in Listvyanka.