The Water of the lake Baikal. An ancient source of drinking water
  Lake Baikal is unique in all the characteristics of a mountain lake. It is located in the center of Eurasia, in Siberia, on the border of Irkutsk region and…

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The Amazing lake near Moscow Kosino
  Kosino, like most Metropolitan areas in the past was a village near Moscow. But is particularly famous landmark — 3 lakes with mysterious names Black, White and Holy. What…

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Povetluzhye – Lake Svetloyar

 

In the natural Park of “Voskresenskoye, Povetluzhye” Svetloyar is a jewel of the nature of the Nizhny Novgorod region and Russia. This lake is called little Russian Atlantis: its history full of legends, a unique lake and to this day gives the researchers a lot of mysteries…

From school we remember the main legend of the Svetloyar about invisible city of Kitezh, gone under water with all its inhabitants, to escape from Tatar army. But Kitezh is not dead: he is invisible, but intact. And on special days up to Pacific shores from the depths of the lake came the sound of bells, and clean, clear waters of the Svetloyar you can see the temples and homes.

Interest in the Svetloyar showed many researchers and prominent figures of Russian culture. At the time the lake was visited by P. I. Melnikov-Pechersky, V. G. Korolenko, M. M. Prishvin, A. Gorky and others.

Now the lake is a natural monument of Federal significance. This is the only natural monument with a similar status in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

Rules of visiting the lake Svetloyar: on the banks do not cut trees, make fires, put up tents, litter. Also forbidden to go to the lake in boats, to catch his fish.

“Holy Lake of the Russian Land” was, is and will be Svetloyar for those seeking their spiritual path. For centuries the lake is a place of pilgrimage for people from all over Continue reading

Synevyr – the most beautiful lake of Ukraine

 

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

Colored lakes

Among so many beautiful lakes there are some that have a special beauty. The color of the water in these lakes is far from familiar to us – if you find yourself in another dimension, in the middle of alien landscapes.

We will tell you about 10 most beautiful colored lakes in the world.

The lake Laguna Verde in Bolivia

Laguna Verde is a salt lake located in the southwest High plains of Bolivia. For those who know Spanish, the name of the lake itself speaks for itself – Green lagoon. This name appeared not just so, water here is really green. The lake is located at the foot of the licancabur volcano and the beautiful green tint of the water caused by minerals and other substances, including copper. Color lake is also known for its hot springs.

Lake Bandi-Amir in Afghanistan

This chain of 6 dark blue mountain lakes located high in the mountains of the Hindu Kush, in Central Afghanistan. In 2008 they became the first National Park of Afghanistan. The lakes were formed by water that seeps through the cracks in the cliffs and rocks. The reason for this shade – water, rich in minerals.

Lake Pukaki in New Zealand

The water color of lake Pukaki has a separate, own color, which can be called an ice blue. Colorful the lake was formed by glaciers, which melted away many years ago. The lake is replenished with melt water Continue reading