Shatsk lakes. Ukraine
  In Ukraine most richly lakes of Polesie. Blue mirror natural reservoirs of this region are rightfully considered the jewels of our nature. They are scattered all over the Polesie…

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The Amazing lake of a thousand Islands in China Forum on Dao De
  There are so many amazing places, and this was the result of human activity. Known for its crystal clear water, Qiandao Lake, or thousand Islands, appeared in 1959, as…

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The Amazing lake of a thousand Islands in China Forum on Dao De

 

There are so many amazing places, and this was the result of human activity.

Known for its crystal clear water, Qiandao Lake, or thousand Islands, appeared in 1959, as a result of damming of the Xin’an river for the construction of hydropower plants in Zhejiang province formed the largest freshwater lake in Eastern China — Zandaka (Lake of a thousand Islands). Its name it received because of 1078 small and big Islands on it.

The water is so clean that served as the basis for the creation of a Chinese mineral water brand Nongfu Spring.

This unique artificial lake is 1078 Islands. 81% of the island territory covered with forests – the area is extremely beautiful Islands on the lake and around it represents the largest area of forest Park of China, home to 90 species of birds, 60 species of wild animals. Here was built the first in China hydroelectric. From here were resettled farmers from 1377 villages, 20 thousand hectares of arable land disappeared in the lake area of 573 sq km and with 1078 islets.

Currently in lake Qiandaohu mastered 13 scenic areas. If tourists wish to enjoy the picturesque landscape, they should visit the island of Mapendo. Standing on top of the island, Continue reading

Easter Island, Chile

 

Today we are traveling to South America, specifically on the magical Easter island . the place with the remnants of an ancient civilization and the turbulent past. It is about three thousand kilometers from the coast of Chile, two thousand to the nearest Pitcairn island, and is the most isolated inhabited island in the world. Politically, Easter island is part of Chile since 1888. He has a strange triangular shape, almost completely flat with three volcanoes.

Rapa Nui (Easter island named by the locals), is perhaps the perfect place to discover the Polynesian culture of its inhabitants and the tradition of putting statues of religious significance.

The people of Rapa Nui was isolated from the outside world for centuries. So they began to develop their own, unique culture and especially the huge figures that dominate the landscape. Some of them remained in good condition, others were damaged by weather or acts of violence occurring in a remote island. Looking at the large monolithic statues, Giant Heads called Moai, it is not surprising that Rapa Nui is the subject of many mysterious theories. Another unique element is the ancient language of rongorongo.

Actually, with the development of the culture of Rapa Nui is a tragic story and there are still Continue reading

NATIONAL PARK BRASLAV LAKES

 

One of the most picturesque places of Belarus-national Park “Braslav lakes” — is located in the North-West of Belarus, 250 km from Minsk, near the border with Lithuania and Latvia. The Park was created in 1995. Its territory is more than 69 thousand hectares, of which 2 581 ha of the protected area.The features of the landscape

The basis of the form of the National Park Braslav lakes, consisting of interconnected 61 large and small lakes with a total area of 12 701 hectares.

The biggest lakes are Drivyaty, Snudy, Strusto, Voyso, North voloso, Nedrovo, Biareža, Double, Funs, etc. are among hilly terrain. Each of them has its own characteristics and is unique.

On the lake Strusto is located the second largest island in Belarus – Chaichin (1,6 sq km sq), which has internal reservoir – a small lake. Hair South of the lake is the deepest in the Park (maximum depth is 40.4 m). The lake is known for the extraordinary purity of the water (transparency – 7m).

Local places are often compared with Switzerland or Finland.

In the National Park “Braslav lakes” is situated many monuments of archeology, history and culture.

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