Trans-Siberian Railway - The Baikal-Amur Mainline (Bam) (PDF Chapter)

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Trans-Siberian Railway - The Baikal-Amur Mainline (Bam) (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) chapter from Lonely Planet’s Trans-Siberian Railway guidebook.

Most people know the Trans-Siberian Railway, but how many can say they’ve heard of the ‘other’ Trans-Sib, its poor country cousin, the BAM? As great railway journeys go, this is a Soviet epic, a rail-clanging odyssey you’ll never forget.

  • cross Lake Baikal for a dip in the isolated hot spring of Khakusy Spa
  • maps
  • pull on your boots for the long-distance Siberian hiking route, the Frolikha Adventure Coastline Trail
  • transport
  • tour the classical architecture and Soviet monuments of the BAM’s nicest town, Komso-molsk-na-Amure
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Tayshet, Bratsk, Severobaikalsk & Around, Tynda, Komsomolsk-na­Amure.

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