Having been on any podmoskovnom lake in the height of summer, I want to run from him without looking back and never meet people. Fortunately, many lakes in the world where you will not find mountains of garbage and drunken bathers near the barbecues, and the path to these amazing places will result in a breathtaking journey through beautiful places. We have selected 8 most beautiful Alpine lakes in the world, bathing in which is akin to a sacred rite.
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Like sacred mount Kailash, this lake is a place of pilgrimage for millions of people around the world. But first of all, Manasarovar is revered by Hindus and Buddhists. Pilgrims seeking to perform the rite of ablution and to drink Holy water, will rise to a height of 4557 metres on the Tibetan plateau. The lake is spread over an area of 520 square kilometres, and near its banks there are several hot springs.
Lake Sarez, Tajikistan, m
It is sad that because of jokes about the natives of Central Asia, many have started to forget (or ceased Continue reading
The lake is striking in its splendor and its surroundings – fabulous nature.
The most beautiful lake in Ukraine and the highlight of the Ukrainian Carpathians is lake Synevyr . It is the largest reservoir of the Ukrainian Carpathians, located in the upper reaches of the river Tereblya, in a picturesque region of Transcarpathia – Mezhgorye.
The lake area is about 5 hectares, feed streams it. The outflow of water is blocked by a mountain landslide, and the lake water seeps through underground passages, forms a stream and flows into the Teasing. Due to this feature Synevyr never overflows, even in the most severe floods.
The lake is located at an altitude of 989 meters above sea level, its average depth is 10-12 meters, and the maximum is 24 meters. Since 1989, in the territories around the lake was created by the national Park Synevyr .
Nearby, on the Black river, is located the only Museum in Europe forest and alloy . which presents unique exhibits about the history of the wood. Among the exhibits – wooden fixtures – bokors, which peasants used for floating on water, axes, saws and other tools, Continue reading
Scientists have found a planet 117 million lakes: the Most unique among them is multi-colored, salty and deadly
The total length of the banks of water bodies on the planet is 250 times greater than the length of the equator.
Estonian and Swedish scientists conducted a study, which was conducted counting all the lakes on Earth. According to a press release from Uppsala University, led the research group of Professor Limnological Institute Lars Sund. He and his colleagues developed a method to automatically find satellite images of all lakes with an area of at least 0.2 ha (about a quarter of the area of a football field).
According to the data obtained on Earth were found about 117 million lakes, covering almost 4% of the surface of the earth’s surface, the subglacial lake in Greenland and Antarctica was not taken into account.
It is noted that the total length of the banks of water bodies 250 times greater than the length of the equator.
The study was conducted in the framework of the project “Color of water”, which examines changes in the composition of organic substances contained in the water.
On the planet there is a considerable number of unique characteristics of the lakes.
So, for example, there are lakes, deadly to all living things, including humans. For example, the lake Continue reading