Arriving in Cambodia in just 3 days, one of them without any hesitation, we decided to dedicate the trip on… the lake. But this is no ordinary lake, not such at least as we imagine. Tonle SAP can probably be compared with lake Baikal in South-East Asia, is so great importance that place plays in the lives of millions of people!
So, what is this miracle is?
Tonle SAP – the huge lake on the Indochinese Peninsula (and in all of Southeast Asia, probably). It is entirely within the territory of Cambodia and its waters wash the shores of the 5 provinces of the country. In the dry season is a relatively small reservoir with an area of 3000 km2 and depth of about 1 meter. But in the rainy season can sometimes be a wonderful thing: the lake area is increased in 5-6 times, and reaches a depth of 9 meters! Tonle SAP is the source of life for millions of Cambodians who not only feed and earn money through fishing in the lake, but literally living on it! This is one of the few places on Earth where there is an authentic water villages, one of which we went on the sunset of Siem Reap.
To the lake from the town is only 20 kilometers. For normal roads it’s not a distance at all. But for Cambodia, where most of the country roads Continue reading
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 Onega is the second largest lake in Europe. It is smaller than half of lake Ladoga (maximum depth 120 m) and contains 3 times less water. But Onega water of very high quality: it’s cleaner than even the Ladoga and Baikal.
The length of the lake from North to South for 248 km from West to East and 96 km from the Coastline, especially in the Northern part, strongly indented. There are many capes, bays, lips and the Islands. The total number of the last 1500 — 2.5 times greater than in Ladoga lake. One of them is an architectural monument of the world level – the Kizhi Pogost. the hallmark of Karelia.
Ceaser the coast is predominantly sandy, pebbly, but there are also rocks. A number of rocky headlands and small Islands, polished glacier and Onega wave was the “leaves of the stone book,” in the Neolithic wrote a record of his life. The most famous was the Cape Besov nos, which determined the name of a large group of petroglyphs on the East shore of the lake.
The North half of the lake are composed of crystalline rocks, lofty, rugged. The southern part is characterized by smooth contours of the low-lying banks, which in the majority are covered with forests.
The bottom topography is very complex, especially in the Northern parts of the reservoir. For lake Onega is characterized by numerous pronounced increase Continue reading
Real estate in Finland attracts those who are attracted to the unique atmosphere of this close in many ways to us the country, our nearest Northern neighbor with clear lakes, picturesque forests, ski resorts, hot sauna, and cozy opportunities for family recreation and great shopping. In addition, Finland attracts a high standard of living, social security, education and economic development, but also with a very good attitude to Russians. Clean air, healthy food and water complement positive emotions of feeling good.
Finland is in Northern Europe and has Eastern border with Russia, Northern Norway, North-West – with Sweden and sea – Estonia. Finland is the seventh largest country in Europe: its area is 338 145 sq. km From North to South it stretches about 1160 km, from East to West on 540 km it is no coincidence that Finland is called the Country of Thousands of Lakes . This is a fabulous lake district, which has about 187 888 lakes and 179 584 Islands. Before the ice age the mountains here were taller than modern Alps. The glacier cut mountains, leaving behind granite boulders and hundreds of thousands of ponds. Water covers 10% area, 69% is forest. The most famous lake Saimaa. Päijänne, Inarijärvi and oulujärvi. Rivers and lakes of Finland, with their rich fauna, considered a true Paradise for fishermen.
The capital 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