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.
You should bring a hat and sunscreen.
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
Unique, unusual and so different – attractive-home, cold, harsh, but always charming beauty of natural landscapes Ergakov, their aura have long ago become a byword. It is this beauty and this aura draws you to him countless fans, not to mention pilgrims. Anyone who was in Ergaki, the man confirms that opened his eyes an unforgettable spectacle and a lasting impression. And he pulls to come back again and again.
Ergaki very “compact” – the whole area can be circumvented in a few days. Someone thinks that this place – the door through which you can go on a magical journey where dreams come true, and the man finds himself in harmony with nature.
Some of the natural attractions have become truly iconic for these places. They form a unique image Ergakov and are “centers of gravity” for tens of thousands of people. First of all, this is a rocky ridge, called “Sleeping Sayan”. The silhouette on the man’s back, face and flowing long hair, the hands folded on the chest, legs and feet. “Sleep” shakes, awakens imagination and inspiration. He has numerous legends, and for many hundreds of years remains the most majestic, mysterious and enigmatic spectacle in Ergaki.
Another wonderful creation of Nature is the rock formation of the Brothers Continue reading
Glorious sea — sacred Baikal…
I invite You to a virtual journey to lake Baikal — the most beautiful pearl of Russia. I am very interested to visit the lake Baikal, to see the pure awesome of the lake.
Lake Baikal is located in the South of Eastern Siberia, in the heart of Asia, in the valley between mountain ranges. Baikal is the deepest lake in the world, the depth of the lake — 1637 meters, it is composed of many legends and stories, songs and poems. For its size, the Baikal can compete with some of the seas, its length from North-East to South-West is 636 km that is equal to the distance from Moscow to St. Petersburg, a relatively small width from 25 to 79 km at its widest point.
Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in the world,
the depth and volume of fresh water, volume of water equal to the water volume of the Baltic sea — this is 20% of the world’s fresh water.
Soft water of lake Baikal, along the entire depth is saturated with oxygen, clean and clear — ‘sbecause into the lake waters with a large territory — more than 550 thousand Continue reading