Most large and not very Lakes - is not only a source of drinking water, but also significant tourist sites. Before you eight amazing lakes in the world, we'll show you exactly what they are and why they are noteworthy worth seeing.
Titicaca: the largest reserves of fresh water mountain lake
Where there are: South America; Peru and Bolivia
Its area is comparable to the area of the island of Crete - about 8300 square meters. km. On the plane, it looks like the sea, but when viewed from the shore in places like swamp overgrown with reeds. People are moving cautiously, looking at the ground, as they walk through the mud furnace. Reed everywhere, and it is made all - clothing, hats, bags, home and the island on which they live. Legend has it that once upon a time the Aymara Indians, swimming across the lake in their canoes, were in the territory of the Incas. Get on the two peoples could not but return back home proud Aymara did not - decide that and will float on the lake. Since they live on reed islands, rafts, decoration resembling ancient Egyptian court.
Cheongju most high crater lake
Where there are: Asia; on the border between China and North Korea.
The shoreline of this lake is situated at an altitude of 2189 m above sea level, so Cheongju called "Heavenly Lake". It is surrounded by winding mountain trails on which you can ride on horseback. With Cheongju linked several North Korean legends. According to legend, to the shores of a mountain lake from the sky came down Hwanung, whose son founded the Korean state Gojoseon. The second in the ranking of popular myth - about Kim Jong Il: Locals claim seriously tourists, son of the founder of the DPRK, Kim Il Sung was born here, on the shores of the lake.
Crater, one of the cleanest lakes
Where located: North America; US
You can reach it by car or tour bus, which departs from the city of Ashland. 53-kilometer road encircling the lake opens in late spring and closes for the winter in October, but in the summer months traveling in her amazing views. Indians Klamath Lake is considered sacred, they kept the location secret until the middle of the XIX century, not allowing it to white explorers. The first white man who saw the lake in 1853, was John Wesley Hillman. He called it a "deep blue lake", and in 1902, Theodore Roosevelt declared the area a national park lake. Its main attractions - a small volcanic island, called "Witching" and "Lake the old man" - the nine-beam vertically floating in the water for more than a century.
Nakuru: populated flamingo lake
Where there are: Africa; Kenya
140 km from the Kenyan capital Nairobi is Lake Nakuru - a haven of small flamingos. Tens of thousands of birds, sitting down and taking off the canvas to form various shades of pink. Flamingos are not the only inhabitants of the lake: in addition they are feeding pelicans, cormorants and many species of ducks, herons, black terns - a total of about 400 species of birds. The lake is part of the national park of the same name, so tourists who went to its shores, along the way can see zebras, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, lions, cheetahs and leopards.
Spotted Lake: consisting of a very large number of small lakes