The largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia — Issyk-Kul. The total volume of water of the Issyk-Kul lake — 1738 km2, its average depth-278 m, maximum depth-668 m, the coastline stretches for 688 km, the length of the largest lake of Kyrgyzstan from the North to the South — 58 km, and from West to East is 182 km away.
Lake Issyk-Kul located at an altitude of 1609 m above sea level between the ridges of the Northern Tien-Shan: Terskey Ala-too and Kungei Ala-too. Issyk-Kul is one of the largest mountain lakes in the world.
The largest lake of Kyrgyzstan is powered by water more than eighty rivers, but none of them carries its water back, so the water in the lake is salty (salinity — 5,90%). The ancient name of the lake — “ACE-Kul” — «Salty lake” speaks for itself, the water here is not potable. The present name of the lake — “Issyk-Kul lake” is translated from Kyrgyz as the “Hot lake”. It is also logical — the lake never freezes (even in the depths of winter and severe frosts), due to the considerable depth of the water does not become completely cool. In July and August, the water warms up to +18−20°, and in winter cools to + 4,2−5,0°.
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Rotorua is a charming town about 3-4 hours drive from Auckland, situated in the center geothermal active areas of New Zealand. Characteristic signs Rotorua emerald green of the surrounding mountains, the blue expanse of their lakes and steaming geysers. This city has become the center of attraction for tourists from all over the world – this dream is first of all famous for its thermal parks and unique landscapes. The unusual nature of the local area clearly demonstrates the enduring power of the earth: steaming volcanoes, boiling mud lakes, active geysers, hot mineral springs. Rotorua is considered the center of Maori culture, and here you have the chance to truly feel the ancient spirit and traditions of this nation. Numerous attractions and entertainment for all tastes will fill the brightest impressions of your stay in this charming city.
Today Rotorua offers numerous attractions and entertainment for every taste that will fill with bright impressions of your stay in this charming city. The amazing feeling of freedom offers beautiful lakes, mighty streams, steaming waterfalls and a magnificent panorama of the surrounding areas.
Geothermal area South of Rotorua, which is usually referred to as FAK, consists of two separate areas – Those Puia Continue reading
Unique tri-colored crater lake of Kelimutu volcano. Discussion on LiveInternet – Russian Service Online Diaries
Kelimutu volcano-a mystical place is lost in the ocean island of Flores, which is rarely visited by tourists because of its remoteness and underdeveloped tourist infrastructure. In the sky, flying over Flores, you can see a bright turquoise spot that stands out against the dark green covering the island. This is one of three crater lakes of Kelimutu, which is closely interwoven with the legends and beliefs of local residents.
Kelimutu lake located in the volcano on the island of Flores (the height of 1639 m.), which belongs to the Small Eastern Indonesian Sunda Islands. The volcano last erupted in 1968, after which no signs of activity. After the eruption the magma was formed trench-colderi, in which water from precipitation forms three lakes.
What is the famous lake Kelimutu? Not even the fact that they are colorful, and the fact that the lake is constantly changing color. For example, the black lake in a few years becomes turquoise, then red, then green. This variability is explained by the presence in water of dissolved minerals of different nature. Chemical reaction between them and lead to dynamic great Kelimutu. Green — is sulfuric and hydrochloric Continue reading