Shilin, the stone forest in China
  The stone forest is situated 126 kilometres Southeast of Kunming in China and covers an area of 350 square kilometers The stone forest is situated 126 kilometres Southeast of…

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The Lake Cheo LAN
  Our journey to the national Park Khao SOK began with a visit to the observation deck and gorgeous view of lake Cheo LAN . the Ratchaprapa dam and hydroelectric…

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Big trip to Kyrgyzstan

 

After spending a couple of days in son-Kul, we headed towards another “pearl” of Kyrgyzstan – to the reserve Sary-Chelek. Sary-Chelek is among the biosphere reserves protected by UNESCO. The steep shores of the lake framed by the Tien-Shan spruce, Semenov fir famous, situated on the hills of walnut and Apple orchards.

Along the way we pass the Toktogul reservoir. A wonderful place for filming – but it is better to visit it in bad weather or in early summer (late spring).

And this is the river Naryn, which was constructed and reservoir:

At night we stopped at hunters Aibek.It has a small economy: the Rangers are allowed to contain a beehive with bees, livestock. Otherwise there is not to survive. As Aibek says, the wages of the huntsman is less than a thousand soms (less than 700 rubles), so the economy is very supportive person. Aibek tells us that previously, there was a highly developed beekeeping: because the slopes of the reserve is densely covered with cherry, Apple tree, bright and fragrant bloom in spring. There has always turned out the most delicious, the most Sunny honey. And no wonder Sary-Chelek (and its lake) so called, which translated means “Yellow bucket”. So he called the beekeepers hundreds Continue reading

Indonesia. A brief guide to the Islands of Bali, Lombok, Gili, Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra, Flores

 

Indonesia – the land of volcanoes and exotic holiday. Indonesia – the world’s largest island nation, whose borders are washed by the Pacific and Indian oceans.

There is no doubt that Bali – the most popular island of Indonesia. But one has only to take a chance to look deep into the archipelago, and you can find incredible beaches, wildlife and to get acquainted with different cultures.

But we’ll start our virtual journey with the island of Bali.

Holidays in Bali

The island of Bali can be compared with the beauty with eyes like a DOE. A child who fulfilled his dream of becoming famous. For many decades the name of the island Bali on the lips of travelers who dream to get away from the stress and bustle of the city to a tropical Paradise. Such attention to Bali quite justified. Bali – this is a unique, exotic island, but it is possible to enjoy all the benefits of civilization. Most tourists prefer to relax with a luxury in Seminyak (Seminyak), on its sandy beach, which in Bali is deservedly considered the best. Those who prefer privacy, the best fit beach Bingin (Bingin), in its hidden bays with white sand and waves crashing on the cliffs, Continue reading

The Lake Cheo LAN

 

Our journey to the national Park Khao SOK began with a visit to the observation deck and gorgeous view of lake Cheo LAN . the Ratchaprapa dam and hydroelectric power plant.

Lake Cheo LAN in a national Park Khao SOK.

The first desire, which arises at the sight of such beauty, ride on a long tail boat (longtail) on the lake. You need to rent. All the boats concentrated on the pier. Before him stands the building where hangs a detailed map of lake Cheo LAN . the major interesting places and the cost of the trip, which will depend on the duration and distance travelled.

Map of lake with notes.

We must not forget that at the entrance to the national Park Khao SOK . you must pay 200 baht (per person) for entrance. With this amount we took when we decided on the route around the lake and the length of travel time.

The cost of different routes on the lake.

The map shows the caves . one of which is inhabited by bats, and the most picturesque places on the lake. I read that the visit to the caves is an event unsafe . since the lake has already happened tragic episodes of the deaths of the tourists who swam in the cave, and the water came out and they could not. So the cave we decided to visit the beach not to go, and just admire Continue reading