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Iconic mammoth hotel planned for Lake Baikal with soaring-100 metre high tusks

By Olga Gertcyk
25 May 2017

Sculptor Dashi Namdakov pays homage to extinct woolly giant in innovative design aimed at becoming Buryatia's 'brand'.

Mammoth hotel SIberia. Picture: Dashi Namdakov

Local officials in the Republic of Buryatia hope the new mammoth hotel on the shores of Baikal will attract more tourists and investment to the world's oldest and deepest lake. 

Acting head of the republic, Alexey Tsydenov, said it would be built in the Baikal Harbour complex. 

'Tourists are not interested in ordinary hotels, but (those) with a local touch, ethnic hotels,' he said.

'Recently we showed this project of our architect Dashi Namdakov in Moscow. It is a large building shaped as a mammoth.'

Mammoth hotel Siberia


Mammoth hotel Siberia


Mammoth hotel Siberia


Mammoth hotel Siberia


Mammoth hotel Siberia


Mammoth hotel Siberia
The height of each tusk is 100 metres. Pictures: Dashi Namdakov, The Siberian Times


The building 'has an historic and ethnic 'twist', Tsydenov said. 

'The height of each tusk is 100 metres, and its 'head' will have rooms and a conference hall.

'I hope this project will be implemented, and a 'mammoth' will rise on the Baikal shore.'

Woolly mammoths lived in Siberia until their final extinction some 4,000 years ago. 

Winter and summer views on shores of Lake Baikal

Mammoth hotel Siberia


Mammoth hotel Siberia


Mammoth hotel Siberia


Mammoth hotel Siberia


Mammoth hotel Siberia

Comments (1)

Predivan projekat mislim da je pravi pogodak. Tako nesto na tom mestu ima potencijal ,Zelim vam uspeha i dobar profit.... buduci gost....!
hristo, Srbija
27/05/2017 16:23
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