The city stands on the shores of beautiful lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, which stretches nearly four kilometres altitude. On the shores of the lake, on floating Islands, built from reeds live the Indian tribe Aymara. They have kept the traditional way of life, customs, beliefs and traditional costumes. Not a week goes by here without some national holiday. On its banks and adjacent plateau Collao six centuries ago flourished the culture of Tiahuanaco. According to the legend the Inca, from the dark waters of the lake were the progenitors of the Inca Empire, Manco Capac and Mama Occlo. Considerable interest in this area and represent the ancient burial towers – Chullpas located in Sillustani is an ancient Indian grave in Peru.
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Puno is located in the South-Western part of the country at an altitude of 3827 meters above the sea level. Lake Titicaca is the highest lake in the world located at an altitude of 3810 m on the border of Bolivia and Peru. It is the world’s largest high-altitude navigable body of water – it is an area Continue reading
In the Chinese province of Zhejiang is an amazing thousand Islands Lake Qiandaohu. Its total area is 573 km², and on the surface is 1078 Islands of different size, which gave the lake its name.
In 1959, in the Chinese province of Zhejiang necessitated the construction of a hydroelectric station. To do this, on the Qiantang river was created by the dam. The seemingly simple technological process, taking place constantly and everywhere. But in Zhejiang as a result of these works appeared not only a new industrial facility, but also a new and very interesting attraction in China.
Because of the dam an area of 570 km², where previously there was 1377 villages inhabited by 290,000 people, went under water. The resulting lake is called Qiandaohu. Completely flooded but it did not stay long: over time, the water began to settle, revealing the small in size and completely different forms of islets.
Year by year the number of such unusual land increased, and now the pond is called a lake of a Thousand Islands that is not entirely accurate. To date, Qiandaohu, there are 1078 Islands of relatively large size and a countless number of tiny patches of land peeking out of the water. Continue reading
A list of the biggest lakes of Russia rightly tops the pond, whose name got the word “sea”. The Caspian sea is on the border of Europe and Asia and is owned by five States: Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Azerbaijan. According to the latest data, its area amounts to 376 000 km2, but this figure is subject to strong fluctuations. Without exaggeration, the Caspian sea has become world famous not only because of its size, but also as one of the most problematic bodies of water.
In case the imbalance between the number entering the Caspian sea water and the amount of evaporation, in which the water level in the last century have steadily declined. About 30 years ago the climate of the Volga basin (which is the main supplier of water in the Caspian sea) became more humid, the parish has exceeded consumption – and began flooding the already developed coastal areas. Since 1820 here is oil and natural gas. the reserves which, according to expert estimates, to reach 20 billion tons.
The next largest is lake Baikal with the area of 31 500 km2, it is located between Buryatia and Irkutsk region. Baikal is the world record holder in several ways: it is the largest freshwater lake on Earth and here is the deepest (1620 Continue reading