It is located West of the historic center of Hangzhou; laid on him the dam and the island of Gushan divide it into five parts. In addition to naturally occurring Islands in Gushan si hoo are three man-made Islands – Seonjo, Hosington and Goingunder.
West lake (Xi Hu, ‘Western lake’) lake in downtown Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.
Generally speaking, around the world a few dozen bodies of water named ‘West lake’; however, in cases where in the context of not further specified, what is the lake in question, the most likely option is the most famous is the West lake. It is located West of the historic center of Hangzhou; laid on him the dam and the island of Gushan divide it into five parts. In addition to naturally occurring Islands in Gushan si hoo are three man-made Islands – Seonjo, Hosington and Goingunder. On three sides the lake is surrounded by mountains; its length of coast is about fifteen kilometers, the average depth is approximately 2.27 meters.
West Lake is depicted on the reverse of the notes in one yuan.
The history of the West is rooted in centuries; should, however, be noted that the main dawn of Hangzhou as a tourist center occurred after the formation of the PRC. The lake surroundings were significantly Continue reading
Jack Scrap (Yeak Laom) is a volcanic lake, which is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in Cambodia. Also this place is the most beautiful in the whole province of Ratanakiri.
The Ratanakiri province is located in the North-Eastern part of the country and shares borders with Laos and Vietnam. The population around the lake is one of the eight representatives of national minorities – Tampon (the names presented here are the phonetic transcription of the Khmer alphabet and a variety of sources, the names may vary). They live in five villages. The oldest villagers still remember times when on territory of modern city of Banlung (Ratanakiri) paced the tigers and other wild animals. Campany have their own culture and language that are fundamentally different from Khmer. Traditional houses of the people Tampon are constructed from four kinds of materials: wood base, bamboo walls and floor, the sheets on the wall and the roof and rattan into the ropes. Bamboo walls, as a rule, represent a complex, woven patterns.
Tamponi believe that they are surrounded by great spirits that live in old trees, rocks, lakes and rivers. Also they believe that the lake of Yak Scrap inhabited by spirits. Tamponi 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