Sludyanka


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Sludyanka is a town and the administrative center of Slyudyansky District of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, located at the southern tip of Lake Baikal, 126 kilometers (78 mi) south of Irkutsk. The names comes from the mineral (mica or "slyuda" in Russian) which had beed extracted here.

In Slyudyanka starts one of the most popular and accessible routes to the most famous peak of Khamar Daman mountains - Chersky Peak. This guard of Baikal rises above the level of the world ocean to a height of more than 2 thousand meters.

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Sludyanka stands on the transsiberian railway. It has the only in the world train station which is made of pink marble. Here it is possible to go by train to Circum-Baikal railway to Port Baikal.