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
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
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