Hovd. Kobdo. A city in Western Mongolia
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  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…

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Plitvice lakes

 

Hello dear readers! I invite you to the most famous and the most beautiful Park of Croatia, located in Lika region. Plitvice lakes we visited during the holidays on the Adriatic coast, within day trips. Numerous reviews and colorful photos of natural scenery could not go unnoticed. Beautiful corner of the country — the national Park Plitvice lakes, this is a fabulous and amazing place that you should see with your own eyes.

Dams, lakes, waterfalls, caves and unique forest — this is the main attraction of Croatia, included in the register of “World heritage” by UNESCO. Park Plitvice lakes is one of the hundred wonders of the world.

Offer to your attention a small review and photos of the Plitvice lakes and waterfalls. Every corner of this part of Croatia is unique and impresses with its pristine beauty! Walking among magnificent landscapes — a pleasure.

The territory of the National Park Plitvice lakes is 29482 hectares, includes 16 large and several smaller karst kaskaderskoy lakes,140 waterfalls, 20 caves and unique beech and pine forest, preserved from ancient times and having the ability to regenerate itself. In its territory inhabited by bears, wolves and many species of rare birds and other animals (Wikipedia).

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Caves of DRAC and hams (drach, hams) – “dark side” of Mallorca

 

Sea erosion in combination with soil rich in lime, has created favorable conditions for the emergence of the caves on Mallorca, which number over four thousand.

These amazing underground landscapes of the island are amazingly beauty and diversity. At different times the caves of Majorca was used for housing, warehouses, served as hideouts for smugglers… eventually made these nooks the basis for the emergence of hundreds of different legends and “horror stories”.

For hundreds of years the inhabitants of Mallorca were hiding in the underground labyrinths from the raids of the pirate fleets, by the way, a regular attack of pirates is one of the reasons why the oldest city of Mallorca don’t stand at the sea shore, and “hiding” in the depths of the island.

Today visit the world of underground lakes and caves easier, enough to buy a ticket, costing from 4 to 10 euros. There, under the ground, you will be amazed by the size and colors of stalactites and stalagmites, you’ll see how over thousands of years by drops of water has created a bizarre, and sometimes just incredible shape.

Drach caves (Las Cuevas del Drach)

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Unique tri-colored crater lake of Kelimutu volcano

Kelimutu volcano is located on lost in the ocean island of Flores, which belongs to the Small Eastern Indonesian Sunda Islands. Since the island is far removed from the mainland, tourists visit it not so often, Yes, and, frankly, there is almost no infrastructure. The last time the volcano erupted in the last century, in 1968, and doesn’t give any signs of activity. But in the last eruption in the magma formed coldera, which were a kind of cups, which collect water from precipitation.

Today flying over the island can be clearly seen from the aircraft with three bright turquoise spots – this is the famous lake Kelimutu. What are they famous for?

The fact that lake Kelimutu is constantly changing colour. Turquoise lake over the year could turn into turquoise, then after a certain time become red or green. Due to this, however, the presence in water of various minerals. It is the chemical relationship of these components and leads to a dynamic change of color of the water. Well, for example, green lake suggests that, in reaction into hydrochloric and sulphuric acids, the red tint of the water indicates the interaction of hydrogen sulphide with iron.

The local aboriginal people, who belong to the tribe of Leo, there is a legend about Kelimutu. They say that the lakes are inhabited by the souls of the dead. Continue reading