The majority of large and small lakes is not only a source of drinking water, but also important tourist sites.
Before you eight amazing lakes in the world. Let’s find out what exactly they are remarkable and why they are worth seeing.
Titicaca: the largest reserves of fresh water mountain lake
Where: South America; Peru and Bolivia
Its area is comparable to the size of Crete — about 8300 sq km. From the plane it looks like a sea, but when viewed from the shore in places is reminiscent of a marsh overgrown with reeds. The people here move carefully, looking at the ground, as they walk on muddy dirt. Cane everywhere and do everything — clothes, hats, bags, home and the island on which they live. There is a legend that long ago the Aymara Indians, crossing his pirogue in the lake, were on the territory of the Incas. To get the two peoples failed, but to go home the proud Aymara did not — decided that it will float on the lake. Since they live on the reed Islands, rafts, decoration reminiscent of the ancient Egyptian court.
Change: the high-mountain crater lake
Where there are: Asia; on the border of China and North Korea.
The shoreline of this lake is situated at a height of 2189 m above sea level, so Change called “Heavenly lake”. It is surrounded by winding mountain trails, on which you can ride Continue reading
Lake Ontario is one of the five Great lakes of North America. It is the lowermost and is the smallest of them. From the North and the South-West, it is bounded by the canadian province of Ontario, and from the South American state of new York. Ontario, the most populous of all the provinces of Canada, is named after lake Ontario. In the language of the Indian tribe Huron ontario means ” Lake of shining waters”. It is the latest in the chain of the Great lakes and serves as an outlet to the Atlantic ocean via river St. Lawrence. In the lake empties into the river Niagara,which connects lake Ontario with lake Erie, and the river flows out of St. Lawrence river, which flows into the Atlantic ocean. Lake Ontario is the easternmost of the Great lakes, and has the smallest area of water space is about 19,000 square km of Navigable canals connects lake Ontario with lake Erie and the Hudson river, to the waters of the lake adjacent to the famous lake – toes pertaining to typical tunnel valleys.*
At various times lake Ontario had different names, on the maps of 1662-1663.g. the lake was called Ongiara (Ondiara), and on French maps, 1912. it was called Frontenac (Frontenac Lac). In size, the lake occupies the 14th place in the world. The length of the coastline is 1146 km, a maximum depth of 244 m, a mean depth of 86 m. the length Continue reading