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
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Rest on the lakes of Italy every year is gaining popularity, especially on the lakes of Northern Italy – Garda, Como and Maggiore . which are considered the most beautiful in the region. They are quite extensive (up to 370 sq km) reservoirs of glacial origin, depth is often more than 400 m. Soft, healthy microclimate of Alpine lakes basins is allowed to create a world class resort.
The most part lakes in Italy is exceptionally clean and transparent water, amazing nature beauty, excellent local infrastructure, which influenced the rapid development of tourism in these areas.
From ancient times to rest on the lakes of the preferred Pliny the Younger, Shelley, Stendhal. In our days on the Italian lakes come the rich melancholy, the bride and groom from all over the world who are attracted by the romantic water, conducive to rest and relaxation.
Lake Garda, the largest lake of Italy (the length of 52 km, width 17 km), is half an hour away from Milan. Well here in the summer and autumn: mild climate, beautiful scenery, palaces and castles. The season runs from February to October. Continue reading
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The rest of the Masurian lakes
Mazurian lake district is a land of unique nature, “green lungs of Poland”. More than two thousand lakes, linked by canals and rivers, the perfect place for a relaxing holiday at one with nature. Nature reserves, forests and parks scattered around. Summer lake — the centre for water sports, and winter — skiing.
Climatic conditions are quite favourable. Winter is warm and mild, and summers are never hot. Precipitation falls evenly throughout the year – affects the abundance of lakes.
What to do?
Masurian lake – a Paradise for lovers of water sports: yachting, Windsurfing, sailing, Canoeing. Water tourism — it Gizycko, Wegorzewo, Mikolajki. Fishing and hunting in the lake district is also excellent. There are some “zone of peace” that prohibits all sorts of water vehicles.
Kayaking in the small can on the rivers and lakes. One of the best routes starts in Sorkwity, runs along the river Krutynia and lake Bełdany.
If you are more interested in contemplation, then you can take a boat trip on the lake.
Agritourism and ecotourism — this is also the great Mazurian lakes. Guests can enjoy horseback riding, riding bikes or just Continue reading