Tourist and travel information for China: Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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For those of us in the northern hemisphere these photos will get us in a wintry mood, if we are not already snowed in.


Listvyanka on the shores of Lake Baikal is one of the coldest places on earth in winter.



Located 60 km south east of Irkutsk, Listvyanka is the most popular spot for viewing Lake Baikal.

Images © Daniel Allen


To reach Listvyanka from Irkutsk take a taxi (1 hour), bus (90 minutes) or boat (1 hour) down the Angara River.

Activities in Listvyanka include hiking, mountain-biking and horse riding in summer; snow sauna and dog-sledging in winter. Numerous hotels cater for tourists.


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