Big Almaty lake (KZ. Lken Almaty KL) is located in the gorge of the Bolshaya Almatinka river on the height of 2511 m above sea level and 28,5 km South of Almaty. Lies in a hollow, surrounded on all sides by mountain peaks. Like the vast majority of lakes of the Tien Shan, was the result of earthquakes. Above the lake rise the three main peaks that can be seen from the North end of the dam: the peak of the Soviets (4317 m) — in the South-East, lake peak (4110 m) — in the South, upwards on a river valley, the peak Tourist (3954 m) — South-West from the lake. Peak West of Turist is the crest of Bolshoi Almaty peak, a pyramid with a height of Z m, which is visible from the city centre. Depending on the time of year, the lake changes its color from light green to turquoise-blue. Fed by glacial water the lake stretches for 1.6 km long, almost a kilometer wide and 40 m deep.
Big Almaty lake is part of the Ile-Alatau national Park. The length of the path to the lake is 23 km from the city. The rise in the gorge itself is very risky because of the mudflow danger, and according to experts on a descent of mudflows, this lake stand the test of nature to this day. Continue reading
At an altitude of almost 1000 meters above sea level lies the unique lake Arey, on which different sides of the towering mountain ranges of Apple and Malkhanskiy. The length of this lake is more than three kilometers, stretching among magnificent pine and cedar forests, and its width is two miles. No river in the lake, the depth of which is thirteen and a half meters, not flows, and underground water is fed only salt water area.
The lake area has received the status of nature monument in 1980, and for environmentalists it is considered one of the most valuable places in the beautiful nature of the Zabaikalsk region. The keen interest of environmental organizations to the pond by the unique properties of water: salinity area is 250 mg/l – the amount of minerals in water is to a lesser degree, but also the lake water are bicarbonate, slightly alkaline and sodium-calcium-magnesium, which attests to their miraculous healing properties. With the filing of the population living in these places, the lake is planned to assign the status of natural protected state Park. The more that was discovered in the waters of a variety of clams – six species of which are listed in the Red book.
The lake area is surrounded by a picturesque forest, the shores are rich in vegetation where the ants had built a number of anthills. From the swamps, the sandy area fenced walls and bottom Continue reading
The volcano Kelimutu (Kelimutu) height 1639 meters, located on the Indonesian island of Flores, known for crater lakes, from time to time changes color. Natural reservoirs in which are dissolved various minerals that change color every few years, becoming turquoise, red, brown, green or black. While colour transitions occur independently from each other, which strengthens the faith of the locals in the supernatural origin. According to ancient myth, in the lakes of Kelimutu find peace and shelter the souls of the dead.
Tourist route along the crater Kelimutu on Flores island, Indonesia // Baktiar. Flickr
Overnight in the village of Moni (Moni) closest to the Kelimutu crater locality, you should book in advance, especially during peak dates (July and August). The guest house, as a rule, arrange shuttles to the lakes for an additional fee. To see the sunrise on the volcano, to leave Moni stands no later than four in the morning. This is the best time for visitation is not so much because the sun-drenched spectacular scenery, but because of the weather conditions: in the afternoon the lake is often hidden by dense fog. For walking, you should choose warm and good protection from wind clothes and take a torch, water and snacks. However, early in the morning the locals on the trail, preparing tea and coffee Continue reading