Russia

Near Lake Teletskoye, Altay Republic
Vase planted by Lama Oleg, October 2013

“The vase was planted on the banks of the Lake Teletskoye.  It is the largest lake in the Altay Mountains and in the Altay Republic, Russia, and has a depth up to 325 meters.  Situated at a height of 434 m (1,424 ft) above the sea level, the lake is 78 km (48 mi) long and 5 km (3.1 mi) wide and lies between the mountain ridges Korbu and Al-tyntu, at the junction of the Sailughem Mountains and the Western Sayans. Its surface area is 233 km2 (90 sq mi). Due to its considerable depth (325 m, 1,066 ft), the lake contains no less than 40 km³ (9.6 cubic miles) of fresh water.   Lake Teletskoye is included in the Altay Natural Reserve protected as the UNESCO world natural heritage site.”
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