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
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)
The most famous caves in Mallorca caves of Drach Continue reading
When it comes to lake Baikal, the scientists unwittingly transferred into language of the highest degrees: the deepest lake in the world (1642 m), the world’s largest supply of free fresh water (23 600 cubic kilometers), 5 times exceeds the volume of the five Great American lakes combined. Moreover, the purity and the content of dissolved salts, this water is approaching distilled. Visibility in the Baikal can reach depths of 40-45 meters – as in clear tropical seas. The area, however, the lake occupies only 6th place in the world, but it can be compared with the territory of Belgium or the Netherlands. And when you consider the unique flora and fauna, rich history and picturesque landscapes, it becomes clear that the area needs to attract tourists, including divers and fishermen.
It was developed in the fishing and shipbuilding, but in the 1990s, companies were closed. But for one and a half decades, tourism has undergone all the stages of development and reached the level of modern industry. On the way to the lake you can find many fishing shops – if you forgot to take the bait or fishing line fluorocarbon, without which there will be not enough. Here you can find and pick the perfect one for yourself.
At the beginning of the first Continue reading