Lake Baikal is located in the south of the Eastern Siberia. Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and is the largest deposit of fresh water on the Earth. Baikal is the deepest lake on the Earth (1,637 m). Only six lakes have their water level higher than 500 m. From time immemorial, Baikal has been known as a «sacred sea» for its glory, wisdom and might. Among various epithets it was historically defined by are: «the blue eye of Siberia», «an oasis of wild nature», «the sacred center of Asia».