Luzon ( Luzon ) — the largest (area 104688 km 2 ) island of the Philippine archipelago and the 15th largest island in the world. It is located in the Northern part of the Philippine Islands. With adjacent Islands forms the same island group ( Luzon ), one of the three parts, along with the Visayas Islands and Mindanao . which are Felinine . In addition to the Luzon island group Luzon includes the Islands of Mindoro . Palawan (Luzon classification is not unambiguous, sometimes referred to the Visayas ), Busuanga . Crowns . Sibuyan . the archipelago Babuyan, etc.
From the West to the Strait bordering the South China . and the East — the Philippine sea .
Features of the island of Luzon
Relief strove Luzon complex, with a combination of mountains, intermontane and coastal plains. It is the largest mountain range of the Philippines — Cordillera . The highest point of the island (the second highest in the country) — mountain Pulog ( Pulag ), 2922 m On Luzon there are active volcanoes, including the famous volcanoes Mayon and Taal . The largest lake of the Philippines — Laguna de Bai ( Laguna de Bay ) is also located on Luzon . Continue reading
What attracts tourists in old Russian cities? Of course, the most interesting is a rich history, an abundance of ancient temples, ancient FORTS and several other ancient and modern attractions. Not less interesting nature and ancient towns, and their vicinities. One example of such ancient Russian settlements, which are renowned and man-made and natural attractions, is Kazan. The most significant natural tourist attractions, try to visit many travelers, highlight lake Blue. Often, those tourists, which took Kazan hostels for temporary accommodation, try to visit on this unique body of water. Even in the most severe frosts, located 20 km from the town, the lake does not freeze. The lake water is crystal clear and a constant temperature. And in a winter icy cold, and in incredibly hot summer days it is always 6 degrees. The mystery of nature, isn’t it?
The lake appeared about two centuries ago, after the earth was formed failure. Over time it was filled with water, and today these places are impossible to imagine without this reservoir. The diameter of the lake is approximately 30 meters, and its depth – about 17 meters. Despite this great depth while on the surface, you can see everything that is on it’s depth. The water visibility in Blue lake is as much as 46 meters, so it would Continue reading
Beautiful lake Baskunchak is very much appreciated in Russia, because it’s really the source of salt
Unique lake Baskunchak for five centuries, is in Russia, the main source of salt. It is located in the Astrakhan region and it is worth noting that approximately 80% of salt produced in our country is taken from here. In the reign of Ivan the terrible on-Baskun the development. At this time, the territory was joined to Russia and became part of it. In ancient times, the salt mine was very hard, this work was considered to be the hellish work. Until the mid-twentieth century, salt was extracted from the human but then work had stopped because we started work the special machines. Thanks to machines to produce salt became much easier, because they always worked, whatever the weather and time of day.
Interesting information about salt lake Baskunchak
Salt, which was extracted from the salty lake Baskunchak . supplied to the domestic market and are successfully exported. Export is necessary in any case as there are huge deposits of salt, which must be removed. In addition, the profit from the sale of “white gold” large enough. On the Baskunchak lake salt does not end, that is, the deposits are almost inexhaustible. Every year they will naturally recover.
In this unique lake you can swim and even recommended to do that because the water is able to heal people from many Continue reading