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Bormashovoe Lake

The Healing Lake of the Chivyrkuisky Isthmus
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General information

Bormashevoe Lake is a picturesque lake, famous for its curative mud and maintenance of a huge number of crustaceans-amphipods, which in Russian language is called “bormash”. Quantity of them is more than in any other lake of Russia.

 

 

Interesting Facts:

This is a healing lake that contains the largest number of crustaceans-amphipods. Mud from the lake is specially carried to the famous resort Goryachinsk for the treatment of patients. It is just a quiet place for a good fishing just or a beach holiday.

 

 

This natural wonder is located in one of the most picturesque places of lake Baikal – Chivyrkui isthmus. It attracts tourists with its golden beach, warm water, therapeutic muds and picturesque views.

The lake got its name from the collective name of crustaceans-amphipods found in lake. The locals catch the crabs and use them as live bait for fish.

Silt deposits of the lake are actively used for therapeutic purposes. Locals collect the mud for the treatment of skin diseases. It should be noticed that Bormashevoe lake is a popular place for summer fishing for perch, pike, roach and carp.

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